AMBITION: The Film

via AMBITION – The Film – YouTube.

A short film which tells the story of one of the most important space exploration endeavours of this decade. ESA has been on a decade-long ambitious journey to unlock the mysteries of a comet and the origins of our Solar System with its Rosetta spacecraft, hundreds of millions of kilometres from Earth.

Set in the distant future, this impressive short film looks back at this landmark event and how it will be considered as a turning point in human history

At 17:03 CET (11:03 a.m. EDT) the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has succeeded in landing its tiny Philae probe on the surface of a comet. This is the first time in history that a soft landing on a comet has been attempted.

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A descent photo from Rosetta's lander Philae shortly before landing. Image was taken by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) panoramic camera.

A descent photo from Rosetta’s lander Philae shortly before landing. Image was taken by the Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) panoramic camera.

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