Launch Sight

Global Nominee

Launch Sight received a Global Nomination.

Space Station

Using multimedia resources found online, develop a virtual experience that would allow someone to experience a past or upcoming rocket launch as if they were observing it from a few miles away (i.e. a close, but safe distance from the launch pad). If possible, convey the impact that local/global/space weather has on a launch.


Launch Sight offers an immersive 360 degree 4-D virtual reality experience.

Aimed towards people who cannot make it to a launch in person Launch Sight gives an affordable experience for anyone to enjoy.

EDUCATION - The idea behind Launch Sight's implementation is that it can be used in the education system as a project aimed to spark an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. This project is great for small teams to work together designing and creating their own launch experience with the need for only a few resources (and plenty of cardboard). Launch Sight, when used as a school project would enable students to enhance their problem solving skills and creativity as well as giving them an opportunity to learn how to code.

INTERACTIVE MUSEUM - By taking the modules and recreating them with 3D printing you are able to create a long lasting solution perfect for an interactive or life sciences museum. Launch Sight in museums would mean anyone around the world can be at a launch. Whether they experience the Apollo 11 or the SLS, the experience is personal. Each time is different, making it a wonderful attraction to revisit.

Resources Used
  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Smartphone
  • Bluetooth Modules
  • Google Cardboard
  • AppInventor2
  • Java
  • Python
  • Android
  • Youtube
  • Inkscape
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Blender
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