Cornell, NASA, JPL
thesayerofing, YouTube (April 30, 2007)
"the popular digital simulation of the mars rover played with Holst's 'mars' from 'the planets'
"'uncanny' is all I have to say"
Animation by Daniel Maas, Maas Digital LLC.
Technical consultant Steve Squyres.
© 2002, Cornell University, all rights reserved.
This is an impressive presentation - although the quality of the image is typical of older YouTube posts. The underlying animation - and quite effective synchronizing with Holst's "Mars" - makes up, I think, for the less-than-stellar video quality.
I've been interested in space exploration for over four and a half decades. In my youth, there was a general assumption that we'd have interplanetary space ships before we'd developed semi-independent robots. In this way, as with many others, "the future ain't what it used to be." (Yogi Berra)
- "Mars Rover Video"
(November 29, 2009)
- "Gustav Holst's 'The Planets'"
Cornell University (October 11, 2008, posted November 16, 2008)
- "The Cornell and Ithaca College Symphony Orchestras performed Gustav Holst's 'The Planets' in its entirety, October 11, 2008 in Cornell's Bailey Hall, under the direction of conductors Jeffery Meyer and Chris Younghoon Kim...."