DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
A Spacecraft for All
The ISEE-3 was launched to study the Sun in 1978, but ended up redefining space flight. Now it’s on a new mission to become citizen science’s first spacecraft, with data accessible by everyone.
This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the Sun, but better known for its amazing accomplishments beyond that original mission.
A Spacecraft for All is an interactive documentary combining film and 3D graphics, allowing you to follow the spacecraft’s story as you trace it along its entire 36 year journey. Along the way, you can encounter orbits and comets in unique interactive experiences, so you can learn about the amazing space principles the spacecraft helped us understand.
The story tracks the spacecraft through its early years all the way up to its actual position in 2014, culminating on August 10th, 2014, in a live event 30 billion miles in the making – when it makes its long-awaited lunar flyby of the Moon – and you can follow it live in our lunar flyby demo alongside Project Reboot’s team and the rest of the world.
Project detailsYear of development :2014
Created by:Dennis Wingo, Keith Cowing
With:Space College, Skycorp, Spaceref, Active Theory, Flies Collective, Stockton & Stockton, Editbar, Soundlounge, Nice Shoes & Google