Wanderers - An Epic Journey into our Solar System (VIDEO)

Wanderers - An Epic Journey into our Solar System (VIDEO)

Will we ever venture to the stars? Or at least, around our own star? If we do, here is how the future of space travel will look like.
December 05, 2014 by Globeprime
in Space | World

Swedish animator and digital artist Erik Wernquist has a vision of space travel that even the brightest minds at NASA would have a hard time to replicate. In his beautifully edited video titled "Wanderers", the ambitious artist makes you discover his mind-blowing vision of humanity's first era of planetary space travel in a not so distant future.

Not only his portrait of future space exploration is intriguing, but it is equally fascinating to know that most scenes were adapted from real archive images as well as recent theories on interplanetary travel. Also inspired by the ideas of science fiction pioneers such as Arthur C. Clarke, the Swedish artist even borrowed Carl Sagan's voice to help depict the renowned cosmologist's vision through motion picture.

For your curiosity, the term "wanderers" originates partly from the ancient Greek etymology "aster planets", which signified "wandering stars". Erik created ​​his short film in the hope that one day we will become those wanderers among the stars.

Here are a few image samples from the Wanderers' gallery:

Enceladus - Moon of Saturn

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Ringsurf - Rings of saturn

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Mars Elevator

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Cape Verde, Mars

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Iapetus, Moon of Saturn

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Excavation (Unnamed Asteroid, Main Asteroid Belt)

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Terrarium (Unnamed asteroid, Main Asteroid Belt)

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Verona Rupes (Miranda, Moon of Uranus)

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Verona Rupes (Miranda, Moon of Uranus)

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Verona Rupes (Miranda, Moon of Uranus)

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Ringshine - Saturn

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Ringshine - Saturn

Wanderers By Erik Wernquist

Visuals: Erik Wernquist
Music: CRISTIAN SANDQUIST
WORDS AND VOICE: CARL SAGAN
COLOR GRADE: CAJ MÜLLER / BECKHOLMEN FILM
LIVE ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY: MIKAEL HALL / VIDIOTISM
LIVE ACTION PERFORMANCE: ANNA NERMAN, CAMILLA HAMMARSTRÖM, HANNA MELLIN
VOCALIST: NINA FYLKEGÅRD