How Philae got its name

The Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was launched 10 years ago. Up until then, the comet lander Philae still had no name. In this video, Serena Olga Vismara tells the story of how she named the comet lander in 2004 when she was 15 years old and how she became a Space Engineering Student at the University of Milan -- where she will finish her studies in November 2014, exactly when Philae is scheduled to land on the comet.

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Rosetta - Europe's comet chaser

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