“Philae’s journey” by Vangelis


The second of a trio of music videos released by ESA to celebrate the first ever attempted soft landing on a comet by ESA’s Rosetta mission.

Vangelis, the world-renowned musician, has composed this piece of music specially for ESA and inspired by the Rosetta mission. Vangelis’s music is often linked to themes of science, history and exploration, and he is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Antarctica, Blade Runner, 1492: Conquest of Paradise and Alexander, and the use of his music in the documentary series Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.

Vangelis said: “Mythology, science and space exploration are subjects that have fascinated me since my early childhood. And they were always connected somehow with the music I write.”

Video copyright: ESA/Vangelis
Original music: Vangelis

Follow the Rosetta mission at: http://www.esa.int/rosetta

Also watch:
Part one: “Arrival” by Vangelis

Part three: “Rosetta’s waltz” by Vangelis

More information about Vangelis at: http://elsew.com/data/latest.htm

More information on the album at the UDiscoverMusic online store: https://store.udiscovermusic.com/artist.html?a=vangelis

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  1. so good to see that we spend 100's of billions of $'s to find, dust. 
    imagine the FREE hospitals, schools, water/food supplies that could have been purchased. stop this nonsense already!

  2. Nice video, but that's not really what happened is it? This video doesn't show the thruster not firing, the ice harpoon failing, the ice screws failing, and the probe bouncing off uncontrollably, bouncing again across a ridge and eventually falling sideways into an unknown shadowy hole where none of the science instruments worked. But yeah, 100% success says ESA. A peculiar european definition of success maybe…

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