The Walt Disney -Werner Von Braun Collaboration
and Its Influence on Space Exploration
Photo Credit 1954 NACA
Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun
Dr. Werhner von Braun, then Chief, Guided Missile Development Operation
Division at Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,
was visited by Walt Disney in 1954. In the 1950's, von Braun worked with
Disney Studio as a technical director, making three films about space exploration
for television. A model of the V-2 rocket is in background.
Disney, who would become an international icon, opened Disneyland
the same year that von Braun worked as a technical director on three Disney
TV programs about space.
The first, ``Man in Space,'' aired on ABC on March 9, 1955. The second,
``Man and the Moon,'' aired the same year, and the final film, ``Mars and
Beyond,'' was televised on Dec. 4, 1957.
Testing the Public's Reactions to UFO's
On the weekend of 18th-19th March 1995, the Disney Corporation conducted
a sneak telecast of a UFO documentary without any prior announcement in
five TV viewing areas (Connecticut, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and California).
This amazing documentary, featuring Disney Chief Executive Officer Michael
Eisner, put the reputation of the Disney Corporation behind the documentary's
many startling statements, such as the following:
* "Mankind is in the midst of the most profound
event in history: actual contact with intelligent life from other planets."
* "Intelligent life from distant galaxies is
now attempting to make open contact with the human race, and tonight we'll
show you the evidence."
* "From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions,
intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community.
It's an invitation which is both wondrous and terrifying."
* "Alien ships seem to arrive in waves, and if
the last few years are any indication, planet Earth is experiencing a tsunami
* "As early as 1947, the large alien ships began
to arrive, navigated by living creatures. Their advanced physics allowed
them to traverse the galaxy and pierce Earth's atmosphere with amazing
* "More than one alien craft crashed and was
recovered for secret US military research."
* "This is the actual site [Roswell, New Mexico]
where the Roswell saucer was discovered, along with the bodies of three
extraterrestrial missionaries who didn't survive the collision. The debris
and the dead were impounded and taken away for top-secret study, while
a classified investigative committee, called the Majestic Twelve, was organised
by President Truman, and a government cover-up was initiated with a calculated
* "For governments determined to maintain their
authority, extraterrestrial contact is pure dynamite."
* "When [Jimmy Carter] assumed the office of
President of the United States, his staff attempted to explore the availability
of official investigations into alien contact. As this internal government
memo illustrates, there are some security secrets outside the jurisdiction
of the White House."
* "In November of 1975, essentially every SAC
[Strategic Air Command] base in the United States was visited by UFOs."
* "Indications are that government, military
and scientific leaders will soon release nearly a half-century of official
documentation of ongoing alien encounters on Earth."
* "Statistics indicate a greater probability
that you'll experience extraterrestrial contact in the next five years,
than the chances that you will win a state lottery."
* "Most Americans will likely explore outer space
aboard crafts of alien origin."
Some UFO researchers feel that these 'stealth' Disney documentary
broadcasts were a test of the public's ability to handle the revelation
of UFO reality and the government cover-up.
Nexus Magazine - Reprinted with Permission
Disney Works with Lockheed
Disney Presents "Roving
©2006 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.
Presented as a Public Service by Lockheed Martin
September 7, 2006
with Maas Digital about Roving Mars
Mars Exploration Rovers; Maas Digital
Maas Digital created this dramatic, scientifically
accurate computer animation to illustrate NASA's Mars Exploration Rover
mission. There is a very cool animation of the Rover Landing at their website.
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