Interact with a 360VR image of Discovery


If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be inside a space ship, here’s your chance, via 3d imaging.

Click here to interact with an amazing 360-degree panoramic image of the Space Shuttle Discovery, which is one of NASA’s famous orbiters, having traveled a total of “238 million km in 39 missions, completed 5,830 orbits, and spent 365 days in orbit in over 27 years.” [sltrib]

Having been recently decommissioned and now currently under decontamination, the Discovery will be given to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum for the public to marvel at. However, for those of us that are unable to see it in all its splendor and glory, this interactive image is the next best thing.

Shot by Jook Leung, this amazing panoramic image completely captures both the magnificence and the complexity of a space shuttle. Despite the reputation of science to be mechanical and technical, anybody with an eye for what is beautiful would be hard pressed not to find these images fascinating.  As surprising as it may seem, if inspired by the right vision, it is possible to romanticize technology after all.



360-degree panoramic image of the Space Shuttle Discovery




Source: 360 VR via PopPhoto