The Lebanese Rocket Society Review

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It's 1960s and the Soviet and US governments are accelerating towards a brave new world of space travel. Meanwhile, in a quieter corner of Beirut Armenian scientist Manoug Manougian is leading a team of eggheads to reach for the stars on behalf of Lebanon.


Related with a wit and affection that doesn’t quite conceal the disconcerting subtext, this is an intriguing look at how Armenian boffin Manoug Manougian sent ripples around a tinderbox region with Lebanon’s bid to reach space in the 1960s.

Charming and quirky, this is an often whimsical look at a grave and scary subject.