In just decades, our reach into outer space has extended dramatically. To showcase NASA’s achievements and future vision, Obscura created an immersive educational exhibit that fused technology, science, and wonder.
After 30 years of the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of space travel and exploration has dawned, which promises to have a profound impact on life as we know it. Astronauts now live, work, and conduct research aboard the International Space Station, and NASA is currently developing crew and cargo access to low Earth orbit and beyond.
To celebrate the end of one era and the beginning of the next, Obscura partnered with NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace to invite the public to virtually explore the new frontiers of deep space and the expansion of the space program. An immersive educational experience, set within a 50-foot geodesic dome, was created for a multi-city tour that premiered at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.
Through the immersive 360-surround theater experience, visitors embarked on a visual odyssey that fused technology, science, and entertainment. The theater featured three satellite screens hovering in space in front of rotating planetary backdrops. Narrated content told the story as the next chapter in NASA’s Human Space Flight unfolds.