Animation of the Day: Storage Bracket from the Space Shuttle Discovery

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory (VCL)

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Today’s animation is a storage bracket from the Space Shuttle Discovery. It was scanned at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  by Lauren Volkers and Bernard K. Means on April 2, 2014. The digital model of this bracket and two others will be used to produce replicas that can be used on the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which is to be displayed at the California Science Center in Los Angeles .  This 3D scanning effort helped solve an issue of how to obtain unique parts for the Endeavor  when they are no longer being manufactured. Lauren edited the model of this bracket on April 3, 2014 and produced this digital animation.

Lauren explained our 3D scanning project to individuals working with the Space Shuttle displays.

Lauren explained our 3D scanning project to individuals working with the Space Shuttle displays.

Considering the past of the future.

Considering the past of the future.

Lauren Volkers with the Space Shuttle Discovery behind her.

Lauren Volkers with the Space Shuttle Discovery behind her.

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Categories: 20th century, Animation of the day, Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, Space Exploration | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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