“Carmellia Barbicane” is the name of the character that is the core of my project. Her name is the combination of Carmellia Falco, a fictional hot air balloon pioneer based on Disney’s Soarin: Fantastic Flight, whose world had a heavy style influence on the idea, and Barbicane, president of The Baltimore Gun club in Jules Verne’s from the Earth to the moon, which I based my story on.
In the book astronauts are shot to the moon but miss their goal and orbit around it, that’s where my story continues: The men are stuck there for multiple years. One of the astronauts‘ daughters is a young adult now. She realizes the problem about the old spaceship was its projectile shape and – with an adventurous spirit as her father- tries to build her own, improved one with wings to adjust the flight direction. The project’s idea is to show her in her home, dreaming, and working on a small part of her big vision.