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Ambition, a short film by ESA
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post Oct 24 2014, 04:48 PM
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I would say that ESA made a big step in space outreach by shooting this "Science meets science-fiction" short movie, focusing on the Rosetta mission.

The video can be seen here
or simply by entering ESA website


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post Nov 23 2014, 04:35 PM
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"...a Trojan Horse to trick an unsuspecting public into engaging with science." So a Nature editorial about the movie, ending with:
"But the film — which must have cost a large chunk of the mission’s public-relations budget — was probably unnecessary. The feat alone is spectacle enough".

The landing was spectacular indeed, but Ambition do was necessary for preparing the public to such event. And set a new standard for science outreach.


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post Nov 23 2014, 08:18 PM
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I thought the movie was pretty good.
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post Nov 23 2014, 09:21 PM
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It gets a thumbs up from me too. Well judged, well made and well timed. Congratulations ESA.

I'll go further. ESA is acquiring a track record for landing probes on unknown surfaces. First Titan, now a comet. By the time soft landers were sent to the moon we had had a good view of it and pretty much knew what to expect. The only real comparison is with the Soviet Venera probes. I think 'ambition' is a good word for it.
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post Nov 24 2014, 09:33 PM
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About as scientific as Uri Geller.
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post Nov 24 2014, 10:21 PM
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It's not presented as science. It's an artistic metaphor to convey the idea that we should aways strive to master the most difficult things we can imagine.
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