2000 Official Selection, film index

Great Moments in Science: Manhole Cover First in Space

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

The history books say the first artificial object launched into space by the human race was the Sputnick satellite. Sputnick was launched by the Soviets on 4 October 1957, but the history books are wrong. The first object put into space by the human race was an American manhole cover and it was all part of a nuclear experiment.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Great Moments in Science: Manhole Cover First in Space

    Directed by: Andrew HORNE

    Country: Australia

    Year of production: 1999

    Running time: 05 min

  • Technique

    Category:

    Process: Colour

  • Credits

    Directed by: Andrew HORNE

    Production: FREERANGE ANIMATION PTY, LTD., Deborah SZAPIRO

    Distribution: FREERANGE ANIMATION PTY, LTD.

    Script: Karl Kruszelnicki (DR)

    Storyboard: Fred Spiffle

    Layout: Fred Spiffle

    Sets: Brendan Lakin

    Animation: Patrick Burns

    Music: Peter Miller

    Sound: D & T Sound

    Editing: Digital Pictures

    Voice: Karl Kruszelnicki (DR)