From the Smithsonian:
The National Air and Space Museum and Google Arts & Culture are celebrating the anniversary of Space Shuttle Discovery’s first launch, Aug. 30, 1984, by launching artifacts, exhibits and tours into the virtual world. Now, more than 200 space shuttle artifacts, several digital exhibitions, virtual tours and a 360-degree video inside Discovery with astronauts Kathryn Sullivan and Charles Bolden can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture.
The 360-degree video offers a rare glimpse inside NASA’s oldest and most accomplished orbiter with Sullivan and Bolden recounting what it was like to live and work in the spacecraft—from the cramped living quarters to deploying the Hubble Space Telescope. The virtual exhibits introduce online visitors to Discovery’s rich history and interesting occupants, including many of the groundbreaking women of the shuttle era.
A Google Cardboard tour is also available, which will give online visitors a chance to take a private, virtual tour around the space shuttle with the host of the museum’s podcast, AirSpace.
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