Sci-fact: Tech from classic movies and TV that turned into reality

Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Here are some technologies that made the jump to the real world.

The Jetsons

Private spaceflight

It may seem commonplace now, but privately-owned companies exploring space was once in the realm of science fiction. The 1950 flick Destination Moon sees Charles Cargrave, General Thayer, and Jim Barnes working with American titans of industry to build a rocket that can take them to the moon. With SpaceX already flying NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, it seems Destination Moon has already come to life.

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