What do you get when you mix space exploration with an industrial rock band? If you’re thinking a bunch of Klingons trying their hand at slash metal, you’re not the only one. However, if you asked designer/director Chris Abbas a very different blend of space music would result.
Using archival footage from the Cassini Solstice mission, which continues to dazzle us earthlings with incredible imagery from the Saturnian system, and a tune from the band Nine Inch Nails, a rather surprising — and atmospheric — experience awaits:
Accompanying his video, Abbas has included an inspiring account of his motivation behind creating “Cassini Mission”:
As with many of the “Space Music” articles we include on Discovery News, the excellent “Cassini Mission” epitomizes the crossovers between music and space exploration. Space is a human endeavor, so it’s always a pleasure to bring the spirit of humanity into space.
Video credit: Chris Abbas. Including footage from NASA’s Cassini mission and music by Nine Inch Nails. Video used with permission.