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Robert Pearlman

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posted 05-28-2012 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Goddard, the documentary

This is the documentary about Robert Goddard's life-influences — about the science of early rocket engineering — and about the path to the planets led by an American from humble beginnings. The film also follows what NASA calls a "technological archeological dig" as NASA engineers experience revelations and tribulations during the reconstruction project of Goddard's first liquid fueled rocket. The story has taken the production crew to Roswell, New Mexico, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Other filming locations pertinent to the story were located in Massachusetts, Michigan, Tennessee and New Hampshire.

Fifteen scientists, engineers and historians were interviewed on-camera including Goddard's most recent biographer, David Clary — Michael Ball from London, England who created the first precise replica of the world's first liquid propellant rocket — and Konrad Dannenberg, one of the original German rocket engineers brought over to the United States after World War II.

Currently in post-production, this documentary has been shot in the high definition format, Sony HD-CAM. It includes selections from the 5000 photographs and the 112 minutes of film shot by Esther Goddard, Robert's wife and assistant since early in his career. The Goddard documentary contains striking CGI imagery including illustrative 3D modeling and animations by Keith Hodgdon.

We invite you to view the Goddard trailer — a condensation of three years of shooting into eight minutes.


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posted 05-29-2012 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...a condensation of three years of shooting
I wonder which three years they shot footage?

The shots of David Christensen in the USSRC Rocket Garden with the Saturn V in the background shows the S-IVB during its restoration and may have been shot as recently as June 2007, but the footage of the other fellow by the S-IC (in the YouTube "thumbnail") had to have been shot prior to June 2005.

Maybe they should have said "years in the making."

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