Sunday 26 May 2019

Crash can't stop Copperfield's magic landing on the moon

 

Illusionist David Copperfield
Illusionist David Copperfield

Lily Puckett

An attempt by Israel's non-profit SpaceIL to land a spacecraft on the moon failed last week, but the lunar lander - Beresheet, meaning Genesis - left something on the surface.

Among the data in Beresheet's tiny, high-capacity archival devices was a DVD's worth of "secret technological innovations" created by magician David Copperfield. The tricks, which hadn't been released on Earth, are lost to space.

"Magic is the link between science and art - infinite possibilities - shared through new technology and grand storytelling," Copperfield said.

"I create magic to inspire people to dream the impossible, and to look at the world and the future in a different way."

Irish Independent

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