#2 Odd Facts: Cape Canaveral; Jules Verne: Daily Post: December 2, 2017
By Alice Henry
December 2, 2017 2:34pm CST
What do you know about Jules Verne? One thing I know is, that he wrote a story about a rocket ship which travelled to the moon. He wrote this story 70 years BEFORE rocket ships were invented. That was ODD in itself. However, did you know this? From where did Jules Verne’s rocket ship launch? Would you believe? Cape Canaveral in Florida! Yes, the U.S. Defense Department made that same choice in the 1960s for its SECRET rocket ship program. What a coincidence!! Or was it?
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I guess he inspired a film published in 1902 named "A Trip to the Moon" by pioneering French artists. It was considered very risque in that era as it featured scantily clothed, pretty women. Anyone who hasn't seen it should watch it, it's very entertaining and totally G rated. There are so many authors that foresaw technology we take for granted these days. Lucian of Samos lived in the 2nd Century A.D. and wrote of travel to the moon as well as other planets and alien encounters.