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Smithsonian creating 3D scans of Space Shuttle Discovery

Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 11:13:53-04

The Space Shuttle Discovery is a national treasure, but it's not easily accessible.

The Smithsonian Digital Team in Washington is in the process of changing that by creating a 3-D scan of the spacecraft. Soon, anyone with internet access will be able to explore The Discovery inside and out. Users around the world will be able to view it in unprecedented detail, in virtual reality, and even 3D print their own copy.

Check out this 360 photo of Space Shuttle Discovery at its permanent home, the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.