Destination Moon (1953) gives a detailed account on the preparation and the launching of the expedition to the Moon for which Professor Calculus has chosen Syldavian soil. The red-and-white chequered pattern on Hergé’s rocket was based on a technique used to measure movements in a rocket during launching, developed by NASA. The pattern made it easier to observe rolling and spinning in a rocket at take-off.
- Series : Tintin
- Publisher : Le Petit Vingtième, UK ed. edition (18 July 2003)
- Reading age : 8 – 12 years