Gus Grissom’s facial expression above sums up my reaction to the newly-released Apollo 18 movie. 1959 photo from Life magazine.
Yes, I did pay $10 to see the
hot mess summer blockbuster smash Apollo 18.
If you love NASA, the Apollo program, and tastefully executed projects in general, I recommend that you should probably stay away from this movie. My extended review is coming up soon in Popshifter
As a palate cleanser, I had to watch this vintage footage tonight, and just admire it for the gorgeousness it was. Ahhhh, nighttime Apollo launch, sans craziness.
Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.
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