A Trip to the Moon (1902)
An association of astronomers has convened to listen to the plan of Professor Barbenfouillis, their president, to fly to the moon. With the one dissenting voice quashed by Barbenfouillis and the other members, the plan is approved, with Barbenfouillis choosing five others to accompany him. Most of the preparation for the trip is in building the vessel and launching mechanism, which resembles a large bullet and a large gun, respectively. Hitting the moon in the eye, the six land safely at their destination. They find that much about the moon is lovely and fantastical, but it is also not what they would have liked to encounter as it is life-threatening. They must find a way to get out of their alien predicament and return home safely.