Join Rosetta and Philae on their journey through these animated videos. The fairytale begins at launch and follows the comet-chasing duo on their voyage to Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Developed by Design & Data GmbH and ESA, the videos tell the story of the Rosetta Mission as it happened.
"...A spacecraft named Rosetta was launched into the sky to uncover mysteries of our Solar System. A long journey lay ahead..."
This video was released on 20th December 2013 as part of the 'Wake Up Rosetta Campaign' - inviting the public to participate in the #WakeUpRosetta contest.
"After a 10-year journey, Rosetta and Philae are impatient to arrive at their destination!"
This video was released on 9th July 2014 as part of the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo content to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
"Long, long ago men and women on Earth gazed in wonder at the comets that appeared in the sky. What were these mysterious objects? Rosetta and Philae learn about the history of comets from their grandfather, Giotto."
This video was released on 31st July 2014 as part off the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo contest to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
"...there was a spacecraft called Rosetta. Rosetta had been travelling in space for 10 years, towards a comet called 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Before long, Rosetta was able to see the comet in the distance, and she took stunning pictures as she got closer and closer.There was only a little way to go now..."
This video was released on 21st July 2014 as part off the 'Rosetta Are We There Yet?" campaign - inviting the public to take part in a photo content to support the last leg of the spacecraft's epic 10-year voyage to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
"Rosetta and Philae had finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta spent many weeks studying the comet, sending lots of information back to Earth. But where was Philae going to land?"
This video was released on 5th November 2014. The Twitter Hashtag was #CometLanding.
"It is time for the historic moment the world was waiting for: Philae is performing the first soft landing on a comet. But unexpected problems during the landing process led the scientists on earth to hold their breath."
This video was released on 9th March 2015.
This short compilation of the adventures of Rosetta and Philae is currently being screened at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport plaza. It features new scenes covering Philae's wake-up and the duo waiting for perihelion.
This video was released on 23rd September 2015.
"Rosetta tells us what she's learned in her first year studying Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and Philae wakes up from hibernation."
This video was released on 3rd December 2015.
Rosetta describes the exciting discoveries she made during her second year at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after the comet made its closest approach to the Sun along its orbit. She also tells us about her efforts to contact Philae, and starts counting down to her own mission finale.
This video was released on 1st July 2016
Rosetta revisits the exciting scientific discoveries she made during her time at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, including the successful search to find Philae. Finally, she starts preparing to descend to the comet for the end of her extraordinary mission.
This video was released on 27th September 2016
On the last day of her incredible mission, Rosetta slowly descends to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After having sent her extraordinary data back home, she is ready to join Philae for a well deserved rest on the comet. But is there one last surprise in store?
This video was released on 30th September 2016
Watch the amazing cartoon adventures of Rosetta and Philae, now back-to-back in one special feature-length production.
Find out how Rosetta and Philae first got inspired to visit a comet, and follow them on their incredible ten-year journey through the Solar System to their destination, flying around planets and past asteroids along the way. Watch as Philae tries to land on the comet and deals with some unexpected challenges!
Learn about the fascinating observations that Rosetta made as she watched the comet change before her eyes as they got closer to the Sun and then further away again. Finally, wish Rosetta farewell, as she, too, finishes her amazing adventure on the surface of the comet. Keep watching for one last surprise!
This video was released on 23rd December 2016
The Rosetta mission has travelled across the asteroid belt, into deep space, to Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko and made its way into wardrobes across the globe.
The Rosetta Shop featured clothes inspired by Europe's comet chaser, available in a wide range of sizes. The shop is now closed.
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