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