“A homesick astronaut encounters an unusual and mysterious staircase on the Martian landscape.”
This short by Manu Prasad Gopinath explores the psychological impact of living on Mars, unable to see the swirling greens and blues of home. No human has been out of sight of Earth yet, although the Apollo astronauts reported some dismay at seeing their home shrink even to the small extent seen from the relatively close proximity of the Moon. One of the favorite pasttimes of astronauts in Earth orbit is watching the planet pass beneath them.
What will be the impact of losing sight of Earth?
A Film by Manu Prasad Gopinath
Music by Tim Morrish
Sound by Alexander Ballis