If you’ve always been intrigued by moon landings and space missions, you’ll want to check out this new Icelandic documentary: “Cosmic Birth.” On November 15, the Explorers Club in New York City is hosting a film screening from 6-9pm – check out tickets here.
Despite the international fame of the Apollo program, Iceland’s role in preparing men for the moon is less commonly known. During the summers of 1965 and 1967, 32 astronauts partook in geologic training missions to study the basaltic outcrops of Iceland. “Cosmic Birth,” a new Icelandic documentary, follows some of the Apollo astronauts back into the Icelandic highlands where they reflect on their epic missions to another world. The film covers the trips to the moon and how they helped us to better understand our planet – not in the scientific sense, but spiritual: “We went to the Moon, but discovered the Earth.”
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