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The Screen Guide

The history books say the first artificial object launched into space by the human race was the Sputnik satellite. Sputnik 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. Karl Kruszelnicki travels back to an atom crazy world of the 1950s to find out how a manhole cover became our first ambassador to space.

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Crew

Director
Andrew Horne
Writers
Karl Kruszelnicki
Producer
Deborah Szapiro

Cast

Cast
Narrated by Karl Kruszelnicki

Production Details

Production Completion Date
1999
Genre
Comedy, Science
Production Company
Freerange Animation Pty Ltd

Sales

Australian Sales
Freerange Animation Pty Ltd
International Sales
Freerange Animation Pty Ltd

Selected Awards & Festivals