Explore the Apollo 11 command capsule in 3D

Buzz Shortyear

Buzz Shortyear

2016-09-06 12:25:18

The Smithsonian has created a complete 3D scan of the Apollo 11 command capsule that you can explore at home.

They've created a highly-detailed scan of the interior and exterior of the Columbia module that returned Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins back to Earth after the first moon landing in 1969.

You need a fast internet connection and a good computer, but it's really cool to check out for anyone who's never had the chance to see it in the museum, and you actually get to see right inside it from every angle. The Smithsonian has also provided files so you can create models for yourself using a 3D printer, or view it using a VR headset.

I think this kind of thing is the future for museums, making exhibits accessible and interactive from anywhere it the world - and if you're a space geek like me, it makes you feel like a kid again!


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