Inspiring New ISS Timelapse: Further Up Yonder

by Nancy Atkinson on November 27, 2012

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As humble as it may be, the International Space Station is our long-awaited outpost in space; a foothold and gateway to the cosmos. This stirring and poignant new ISS timelapse reminds us of our accomplishments so far while urging us on to keep exploring. This video was compiled by film-making student Giacomo Sardelli, who says, “People on Earth must understand that they have to get rid of the concept of borders on our planet if they want to follow the astronauts to new worlds in outer space.”

In the first part of the video, while the astronauts and cosmonauts are speaking, a day passes on Earth, from dawn to sunset. Then a “gateway” of sorts appears to open with a burst of light. “The ISS then gains speed and goes faster and faster, the astronauts are leaving our planet which they see spinning faster and faster, merging earth, oceans and people together, ready to follow them, Further Up Yonder,” writes Sardelli.

Beautiful.

Further Up Yonder from Giacomo Sardelli on Vimeo.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Giacomo Sardelli November 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Thanks for featuring my video on your website, Nancy, I hope that people will like my video as you did.

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Beautiful, inspiring and uplifting! A job well done!

Giacomo Sardelli November 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Thanks!

Dampe November 28, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Love the video, but i’d prefer the audio to consist of some relaxing music rather than the tiring corny motivation speeches telling us that we must “work together for peace and a world without borders”. That stuff is boring, cliche and meaningless. It’s just words.

Giacomo Sardelli November 28, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Hi Dampe, thanks for your comment. I don’t personally thing that the speeches are meaningless, I think that it’s up to us to think about them as meaningless or to do something to give them a sense. Anyway, thanks for sharing your critique, I’m happy that you liked the video and music, though! The work is licensed under a Creative Commons License, so you are free to create your own version! :) Cheers!

Vlad November 30, 2012 at 3:50 AM

It’s f***ing awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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