Smithsonian Apollo 50 Events Next Week


Next week there are multiple events commemorating and celebrating the 50th of the Apollo 11 mission and the first human walking on the surface of the moon. There is also a fun event on the 18th with Adam Savage.

“Project Egress” Build event next week. A Collaboration with Adam Savage and
July 18, 2019 at 11:00am at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.  FREE

This hatch was constructed based on a 3D scan project with the Smithsonian Digitization Office and Autodesk. Check out the video here. This was a highly accurate and detailed scan of the command module “Columbia” using several advanced technologies such as photogrammetry, LiDAR, and 5 different types of structured light technology to create a full 3D digital twin of the command module from the billions of points to study as well as preserve it.

Using high resolution 3D scans of the hatch captured inside the National Air and Space Museum, engineering student Andrew Barth was able to reverse engineer and…

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