The Conquest of Space
2. Film (1955) directed by George Pal and partly inspired by Ley and Bonestell's book. In a thematic sense, Conquest follows on from Pal's Destination Moon (1950), taking space exploration beyond the Moon to interplanetary space and, in particular, a manned journey to Mars. Although the characterization is poor and the dialogue often inane, there are some memorable scenes, including those of a rocket attempting to outrace a pursuing asteroid and a wheel-like space station, designed along the lines proposed by Wernher von Braun.
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