Doroga k zvezdam 1957
Road to the Stars is part drama, part documentary, as it tells the story of Russian Rocket scientist and pioneer of astronautic theories Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, portrayed here by Giorgy Solovyov who dreams of one day seeing men travelling into space. In a very pedagogical way he explains the principles of flight and space orbit to the children and friends who listen on eagerly. Some time passes and we get to witness Russian cosmonauts preparing for their first space mission all based on the theories and calculations of Tsiolkovsky. But it doesn’t stop there, no, before you know it, Klushantsev is showing us life on-board a space station… SPACE STATION, 13 years before Salyut 1 was launched in 1971! Again all of this is portrayed according to the theories and ideas of Tsiolkovsky, and this space station sees life as normal but in space, where plants grown and pet cats roam the living quarters transmitting ballet on the space TV.
As the movie comes to its end, we see images of man colonizing planets and whilst the moon becomes a new home for mankind, the portrait of Tsiolkowsky smiles down on the cosmonauts.

Road to the Stars features astoundingly realistic special effects that were an inspiration and obvious blueprint for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey ten years later.

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 00:49:20 | 3.01 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian, Deutsch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, Sci-Fi

Director: Pavel Klushantsev
Country: Soviet Union

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