- NASA Watch
- November 12, 2022
A New Standard of Excellence Has Been Set
Groundbreaking Digital Experience for Endeavour Shuttle Launch. Microsoft Live Labs
“For the first time, people around the world can view 3-D images of the space shuttle Endeavour and surrounding buildings at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before it launches into space, through a collaboration between Microsoft Corp. and NASA. Microsoft(R) Live Labs and NASA developed the environments using hundreds of photographs and a photo-imaging technology called Photosynth(TM). Photosynth uses hundreds of standard digital camera images to construct a 3-D view of an environment that can be navigated and explored in a highly intuitive manner.”
Editor’s note: You are out of luck, Mac users. According to this site: “The Photosynth technology preview runs only on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista.”. I have seen this software demonstrated with my own eyes (on a PC) and it is jaw dropping.