The Mars Underground (video)

NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking (video)

NASA Space Sounds – Information about the recordings and sample sounds of the planets, moons and rings of planets in our Solar System. [Note: both Song of Earth and Voice of Earth are man made compositions of the original Earth recordings.] For live 24hr sound from space, see: // – Life on Mars: How a One-Way Martian Colony Project Could Work

LONDON — It’s a one-way ticket, but don’t worry: You’ll live there longer than back home on Earth, says Bas Lansdorp. After all, on Mars you can’t get hit by a car. And everything you’ll eat will be organic — no pesticides, just fertilizer made from, well, recycled human waste.

As he addresses a room full of entrepreneurs, Lansdorp — founder of theMars One colony project—looks as excited as a child. He is here at a recent International Space Commerce summit to promote his out-of-this-world idea, a one-way trip to the Red Planet, and possibly spark the interest of investors.

“There’s no good answer to the question why exactly we want to go to Mars. But it will happen because exploration is what we humans do,” Lansdorp says enthusiastically.

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Mars Express Flyover of the Red Planet (video)

Video courtesy European Space Agency.

From the highest volcano to the deepest canyon, from impact craters to ancient river beds and lava flows, this showcase of images from ESA’s Mars Express takes you on an unforgettable journey across the Red Planet.

Mars Express was launched on 2 June 2003 and arrived at Mars six-and-a-half months later. It has since orbited the planet nearly 12 500 times, providing scientists with unprecedented images and data collected by its suite of scientific instruments.

The data have been used to create an almost global digital topographic model of the surface, providing a unique visualisation and enabling researchers to acquire new and surprising information about the evolution of the Red Planet.

The images in this movie were taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera and the video was released by the DLR German Aerospace Center as part of the ten years of Mars Express celebrations in June 2013. The music has been created by Stephan Elgner of DLR’s Mars Express planetary cartography team. DLR developed and is operating the stereo camera.

Proof That You Can’t Cry In Space (video)

Space Oddity revisited sung by a real astronaut (video)

A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and Evan Hadfield for all their hard work.

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