Rumour has it that TGR have been in talks with Nasa to take Jeremy Jones’ highly acclaimed movie trilogy to new interplanetary heights, making him the first man to score powder lines on an orbiting comet.
Ok, not really.
We did however, stumble upon these actual photos shot by the Rosetta ‘Space Probe’ (GoProbe?) , of the 67P comet that is currently caught up in orbit around our sun. They’re pretty damn mind blowing when you think about it, and not just because it looks like there are some killer looking lines ON A FLIPPING COMET.
The comet, officially designated 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, was the final destination of the Rosetta space probe, which launched in 2004 and landed on 67P on 12th November 2014 (which is today if you hadn’t noticed!), making it the first spacecraft ever to successfully land on a comet – a crazy impressive feat, considering the thing is orbiting at an Earth shattering speed of 55,000 kmph…
Sadly for those pow lines, there were zero snowboards or Jeremy Jones’ on board.
Of course, this isn’t the first time that the idea of space boarding has been casually bandied about in the snowboard media, with an interesting video from Nasa surfacing a year or two ago that perturbed to the possibility of sliding across Mars on blocks of dry ice, which, technically isn’t snowboarding at all, but whatever.
While it’s still a far cry for cometboarding to actually go down in the near future, considering Red Bull paid a guy enough to plummet back to Earth from the outer reaches of the atmosphere (i.e. Space), we wouldn’t say it’s totttally out of the question.
So Jeremy. ‘Spacier’?