Let’s Go to the Movies: Week of July 13, 2020 – The Rosetta Mission

The documentary The Rosetta Mission. It tells the story of the European Space Agency launch of the Rosetta space probe in 2004, which arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P) after ten years of travel, studied the comet in orbit, and ended its mission in 2016 with a hard landing on the comet. It is a story of extraordinary collaboration and achievement–a reminder of the great things we accomplish when we dare to dream together.

Launched: March 2, 2004

Arrival at comet: Aug. 6, 2014

Goal:This European Space Agency mission with support and instruments from NASA traveled on a ten-year journey to catch the comet “67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko” and answer some of our questions about comets.

Related reading:

Rosetta (NASA)

The Europran Space Agency

Rosetta (spacecraft) on Wikipedia