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Demonstrating the Philae lander on the Space Station

Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst demonstrate how Philae will land on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Alexander narrates the story of the Rosetta mission and performs a demonstration that visualises the difficulties of landing on an object...

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Rosetta: the story so far

This short movie tells the story of Rosetta's journey through the Solar System so far, through the voices of some of the many people involved in this exciting mission. ESA's Rosetta spacecraft launched in March 2004 and has since been chasing down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, where it will become the first space mission to orbit a comet, the first to attempt a landing on a comet's surface, and the first to follow a comet as it swings around the Sun.