With preparations underway at the Kennedy Space Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 historic moon landing new interactive holographic displays have been added to the visitor center’s Saturn 5 exhibit. The Kennedy Space Center Holograms offer first time and repeat visitors a new and high tech way to learn about Apollo 11 mission trivia and historical facts.
The hologram projectors project 3d visuals in mid air showing KSC visitors a high tech presentation featuring trivia and answer questions about the Apollo missions. The exhibits were designed and created by Trade Show Holograms, a company that provides 3d holographic projection systems to museums and trade show booths globally. The hologram projectors are normally offered as rentals for trade show exhibitors. Learn more about that company here.
The projectors inform guests on various Apollo Mission trivia and information including presentations on the Lunar Rover, LM Extraction, Apollo 11’s flight path, the Launch Abort system and more. There are currently two Kennedy Space Center Holograms on display. One deals only with Apollo 11 information and the second hologram projector exhibit features facts and trivia on the other Apollo missions. ( 12-17)
An interactive touch screen on each side of the dual projection exhibit allows viewers to select the presentation that most interests them with the simple touch of a finger. At that point the holographic presentation appear to materialize and float in mid air. Most guests compare it to som something straight out of a hollywood special effects film. Viewers hear a narration sound track that accompanies the amazing 3D visual elements of the presentation. Of the multiple Hologram Programs offered to viewers, the chapter explaining the Lunar Module Extraction demonstration hologram can be seen online on youtube.
Be sure to visit the 3D hologram displays on your next visit to the KSC.