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Space Gallery Interactives

Client and Venue:

Museum of Flight, Charles Simonyi Space Gallery

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Interactives

Client and Venue:

Museum of Flight, Charles Simonyi Space Gallery

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Interactives

For their newly constructed Space Gallery, the Museum of Flight commissioned Belle & Wissell to create a set of interactives that would enrich the exhibit space. The 15, 500-square-foot building is home to NASA’s full-fuselage space shuttle trainer, a Russian Soyuz space capsule, spacesuits, and other artifacts from recent commercial spaceflight ventures. The kiosks were installed alongside the trainer to help to tell the story of NASA’s remarkable space program.

The missions database interactive is a repository of all STS missions along with information about the shuttles, crew bios, and statistics. Each mission is represented by their badge, and missions can be sorted by date, vehicle, or astronaut. Missions can also be compared with each other by dragging them onto to each other.

The VR tours interactive gives visitors the ability to explore various spaces within the NASA, including a look inside the Discovery space shuttle, NASA facilities (including mission control), and the full-fuselage trainer. Users can also pan and zoom around each area and explore the spaces at their own pace. Each tour is labelled with particular areas of interest – giving the user access to text, diagrams, images, and videos about the item and its uses.

In addition to exploring the spaces on the touchscreen, the interactive is also displayed on a larger display above the kiosk – allowing multiple people to view the spaces, and to create a more immersive experience of the tour.

Project Accolades:

Space.com “NASA Space Shuttle Trainer Lands at Seattle’s Museum of Flight,” 2012
Seattle Times “Museum of Flight ready to launch Space Gallery,” 2011

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Project Manager: Sarah Trueblood
Technology Lead: Marcel Ray
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: Zach Archer

Additional Project Credits

Director of Exhibits: Chris Mailander
Exhibits Manager: Jessica Sullivan
Exhibit Developer: Geoff Nunn
Assistant Exhibits Developer: Peder Andreas Nelson

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director: Gabe Kean
Art Director: Thomas Ryun
Senior Designer: Edrea Lita
Producer: Marq Dean
Project Manager: Sarah Trueblood
Technology Lead: Marcel Ray
Programmer: Seb Chevrel
Programmer: Zach Archer

Additional Project Credits

Director of Exhibits: Chris Mailander
Exhibits Manager: Jessica Sullivan
Exhibit Developer: Geoff Nunn
Assistant Exhibits Developer: Peder Andreas Nelson

For their newly constructed Space Gallery, the Museum of Flight commissioned Belle & Wissell to create a set of interactives that would enrich the exhibit space. The 15, 500-square-foot building is home to NASA’s full-fuselage space shuttle trainer, a Russian Soyuz space capsule, spacesuits, and other artifacts from recent commercial spaceflight ventures. The kiosks were installed alongside the trainer to help to tell the story of NASA’s remarkable space program.

The missions database interactive is a repository of all STS missions along with information about the shuttles, crew bios, and statistics. Each mission is represented by their badge, and missions can be sorted by date, vehicle, or astronaut. Missions can also be compared with each other by dragging them onto to each other.

The VR tours interactive gives visitors the ability to explore various spaces within the NASA, including a look inside the Discovery space shuttle, NASA facilities (including mission control), and the full-fuselage trainer. Users can also pan and zoom around each area and explore the spaces at their own pace. Each tour is labelled with particular areas of interest – giving the user access to text, diagrams, images, and videos about the item and its uses.

In addition to exploring the spaces on the touchscreen, the interactive is also displayed on a larger display above the kiosk – allowing multiple people to view the spaces, and to create a more immersive experience of the tour.

Project Accolades:

Space.com “NASA Space Shuttle Trainer Lands at Seattle’s Museum of Flight,” 2012
Seattle Times “Museum of Flight ready to launch Space Gallery,” 2011