The Man Who Flies to the Moon

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License: Creative Commons Attribution The Man Who Flies to the Moon The Howell's Fab Five
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14 Jun, 2011


Love on the moon — a song of romance, calamity, and Newton’s laws.

Director's Notes:

The story of a man flying to the moon, uses Newton’s third law to escape from a crater and uses asteroids to bounce off mars and return to the moon.


10 years later the boy is a man,
He wants to fly to the moon,
And now he can.

He gets strapped in and
Gives a nervous little cough
5, 4, 3, 2, 1

He lands on the moon and sees
The love of his life
It’s at that moment he knows
He’s found his wife

They begin to talk
And a little while later
They go for a walk
But they fall into a crater.

There are hundreds of craters
On the moon to be seen
Formed by meteorites in
Ancient history.

Down in the crater
Our man’s a bit stressed
He’s feeling claustrophobic
But his girlfriend suggests

That he uses the basis
Of Newton’s third law.
There’s an opposite and
Equal reaction to every force.

(This verse doesn’t appear to be in the film) He fires his water gun
So they shoot to the stars
But he forgets to stop firing
And he goes a little too far.

The man lands on his bike
And begins to pedal
But he forgets about the
Moon’s low gravity level.

Things aren’t looking good
Our man’s floating far from base.
He’ll soon by out of oxygen
There’s no refill in space.

He nears the danger zone,
Where the asteroids are
He could be bumped or burnt or killed
But hooray he bounces off Mars.

He returns to the moon
And reunites with his girl
His space adventure’s over
And they return back to Earth.

Some day in the future
Our couple’s son
Will fly into space
And have his own bit of fun.

He’ll meet an alien
But that’s another story.
The moral of the tale

SciCast Notes:

Rather bizarrely, this isn’t the first ‘fell in love on the moon’ film we’ve had. Try Jack and Jenny’s Space Adventure for another take on the motif. Here you have a dance, there you have an astronaut sheep. See the choices SciCast offers? We spoil you, we really do.

— Jonathan