In 1649 a Frenchman, one Jean Baudoin, published a `Journey performed from the Earth to the Moon
by Domingo Gonzalez,' a Spanish adventurer.
Smaller asteroids routinely make closer passes to Earth, but 2014 J025, discovered in May 2014, will be the largest asteroid to come this near to the planet since 2004, flying by at only about 4.6 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon
, 1.1 million miles (1.8 million km).
At the end of his excellent article on the novels De la Terre a la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon
) and Autour de la Lune (Around the Moon) by Jules Verne (S&T: June 2015, p.
Actor-turned-director Hanks revealed that he had been trying to persuade the former Happy Days star for a long time to return to TV miniseries From the Earth to the Moon
, an Emmy-winning project co-produced by the duo, and co-written and co-directed by Hanks.
An estimated 700 million sheets of paper are used every month by Welsh office workers, enough to reach from the Earth to the Moon
, if laid end-to-end.
At this site, you can download an educator's guide to the film and enter the To the Moon sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for four to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, trips to Space Camp, From the Earth to the Moon
DVDs, and more.
The automotive death-defying distance (500,000 km) exceeds the journey from the earth to the moon
by more than 78,000 miles (125,000 km).
* Mean distance from the Earth to the moon
The double Oscar winner dramatises the complete Apollo story for the first time ever in From The Earth To The Moon