Incredible Video Project Lets You Visit Mars

Above: The video is a result of photo stitching
Above: The video is a result of photo stitching

Space: the final frontier. Humanity’s obsession with space travel will forever be undying. Throughout our existence, our desire to venture into the unknown has fueled countless advancements in science and technology. Perhaps the greatest and most recent example of this nerdy drive is of course, the 1959 moon landing: a phenomenal moment that reignited our fascination with the stars and drove researchers to seek the next galactic step. Aside from Richard Branson’s commercial shuttle launches, the next reasonable and probable adventure will be visiting the red planet. Mars has always been a centre of intrigue and judging from recent reports out of NASA, world powers are setting their sights on a potential landing in the very near future.

We may not have the technology to book our next vacation on the desert planet, but we do have the next best thing. Professional photographer, Jan Fröjdman, has spent the last little while stitching, colouring, and layering together official NASA photos of the planet and turning them into a single cohesive video experience. The talented dude then morphed the thousands of photos into a short cinematic clip, which details all of the little nuances one could expect if they were to fly over the far away land. It’s an amazingly hypnotic piece and it only makes the reality of Mars visitation that much more exciting. Check out the video below via Vimeo. You can also take a peek at all of the reference pictures on Fröjdman’s expansive website.

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS from Jan Fröjdman on Vimeo.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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