Friday, November 7, 2014

As a humble comics blogger I would like to help drum up public interest in a space mission that might one day prove critical in saving the human species.

The European Space Agency, which relies for funding on its member states, has sought to drum up public interest in the mission with a series of high-profile campaigns over the past year. These include an online vote on what to name the landing site — Agilkia, after an island on the Nile River, was chosen — and the release of a sci-fi short film called "Ambition" starring "Game of Thrones" actor Aidan Gillen.

Go straight to the film here:


And while you are watching the film (which is good) you might want to think about how sad it is that the European Space Agency needs help in publicizing something that will serve as the basis for saving our collective butts when the killer asteroid finally arrives. 

Update: Here is the Rosetta spacecraft timeline for Nov. 11th and 12th, 2014!
Update 2: Okay, Wed. morning, Nov. 12, 2014, is showtime.  If they really hit that landing spot I'll be amazed.  Good luck!

Update 3: Livecast has begun.