Microsoft and NASA

Students and Science

If you have an interest in space travel, you’ll want to see the work being done by Microsoft Labs and NASA. The development of the Microsoft Photosynth technology has given us incredible views of the space shuttle Endeavour.

From the website:

August 6th, 2007

Rocket Science. Synthing the Space Shuttle

Today, we’re announcing an exciting collaboration with NASA using Photosynth technology, to create three-dimensional environments of preparations for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour.  For the first time ever, viewers can experience unprecedented views of shuttle Endeavour on the launch pad, interior and surrounding area of the Vehicle Assembly Building, and the return of previous flight Shuttle Atlantis atop a 747. Photosynth is able to capture the depth and complexity of the shuttle’s structure, providing exclusive images to viewers around the world enabling the unique ability to explore this NASA mission.

Click here to install the Photosynth viewer or visit our video section to see the technology in action.

In addition, Live Labs has collaborated with MSNBC to create a special multimedia tour of the Kennedy Space Center at http://spaceworld.msnbc.com  

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