Happy New Year!
Goodbye 2013, welcome 2014
It’s customary to celebrate the arrival of a new year with Strauss’s Blue Danube waltz, so here it is – but with space images, ‘cos when we’ve fucked this planet over once and for all we’ll be relying on space travel to save our species.
I found this video on Youtube and this is what it says:
Using the power of the free high-resolution space simulation program, Celestia, visit the world of “2001, a Space Odyssey”. Follow a meticulously choreographed dance of spacecraft from the movie, to the music of the Blue Danube. Experience the beauty of space from gifted Celestia designer Jean-Marie Le Cosperec. You can interact with all of these spacecraft in Celestia, fly next to them, visit the space station and moon base, and examine the ships up close. Visit http://gregs-educational.info to obtain Celestia. This 2001 add-on is available for free. Details and links to the add-on are on that site in the links section, and on Jean-Marie’s website at http://celestiasws.free.fr/index_en.html
Have a good one!
- The 10 best waltzes (theguardian.com)
- Top 100 Movies: 2001: a Space Odyssey (muted.com)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange: Stanley Kubrick’s Aural Experience (donofriofilm.wordpress.com)
- Artificial gravity through a rotating system (born4space.wordpress.com)