"All of this is new and unique and has never been done before," Matt Taylor, ESA’s Rosetta project scientist, said in a statement. "It may sound like science fiction, but it’s a reality for the teams that have dedicated their entire lives to this mission, driven to push the boundaries of our technology for the benefit of science and to seek answers to the biggest questions regarding our Solar System’s origins."
In an effort to get more people talking about this momentous (and very risky) event, ESA partnered with visual effects studio Platige and Oscar-nominated director Tomek Bagiński to create "Amibition," a gorgeous short sci-fi film that references the Rosetta mission and its potential impact on our exploration of the heavens. Professor Mark McCaughrean, chief scientific advisor of ESA, told the BBC: "We are trying something supremely ambitious. Rosetta is a first; it's unique."
"Ambition," which features visual effects worthy of a Hollywood big budget film, stars "Game of Thrones" actor Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger) and actress Aisling Franciosi. Throw it on full screen, turn up the sound and start counting down the days until November 12.
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