Mars at Midnight
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM (PDT)
Between 1976 and 1979, NASA's twin Viking 1 and 2 spacecraft collected breathtaking imagery of the Martian landscape from orbit and the surface. The mission was written in history as one of the United States' most important space achievements since the Apollo moon landings. In 1979 Elliott Levinthal of Stanford University, a member of the imaging team, produced Mars In 3D - Images From The Viking Mission, a 32-minute documentary 3D film that features a detailed description of the lander and mankind's earliest images from the surface of another planet.
With the support of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and the cooperation of the NASA Ames History Office and archives, composer Michael McNabb, a former CCRMA student who collaborated with William Schottstaedt on the original soundtrack, restored and remastered this new version from original 16mm film footage. Schottstaedt created a synthesis engine emulator to recreate the original music in high-definition surround sound. http://history.arc.nasa.gov/finding_aids_feature201107.htm
The event will include an introduction by Mars Science Principal Investigator, Tori Hoehler, as well as an explanation on the remastering of the film from Stanford University CCRMA's Michael McNabb.
The fully remastered 3-D high definition version is available on Blu-ray from AIX Records.
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