Video Caption: Ready to explore Pluto? NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for the first time in human history.
We, the members of the National Space Society, believe exploring the unknown for the betterment of all is among humanity’s most essential pursuits. We honor the historic New Horizons mission by commissioning the inimitable Erik Wernquist to create this video.
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This extended version of the video features a scene about the planets in history. See a high quality version here:
Watch the original shorter version of this video too:
This film was made possible through contributions from New Horizons mission partners Aerojet Rocketdyne, Ball Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, and United Launch Alliance.
Visual Director: Erik Wernquist
Visual Artists: Mikael Hall, Kim Nicosia, Erik Wernquist
Composer: Cristian Sandquist
Colorist: Caj Müller/Beckholmen Film
Soundmix: Håkan Nilsson/Hajp
Photos and textures: NASA/JPL/CICLOPS/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualisation Studio