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Nov 15, 2017 2017-11-15

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Virtual Reality Tour of Apollo 11 Spacecraft

The Smithsonian Institution has made available a high-resolution 3D scan of the command module Columbia, the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The highly detailed model allows anyone with an internet connection to explore the entire craft, including its intricate interior, which is not possible when viewing the artifact in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian is also making the data files of the model available for free download so the module can be 3D printed or viewed with virtual reality goggles. Students can click the globe icon within the 3D viewer to go on a guided tour.

Plus: The Smithsonian will celebrate and honor the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest achievements of human history with the traveling exhibition Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission. Featuring the Apollo command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to return from the mission—the exhibition will explore the birth of the American space program and the space race, as the exhibit travels to select cities across the United States.

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