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Mystery Photo

What in the world is it?

Mystery Photo
Don’t peek at the answer until you’ve given this a good try! Then, scroll down a bit and the truth will be revealed to you.

What In the World Is It?

Yes, it is an image of the model of the spaceship Discovery that was used in the the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what’s really cool about this image is that it comes from a web site that allows you to view the model in 3D. This model, as well as one for the Space Station Five (also used in the movie) were created in VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language). "Sit inside the Orion III cockpit and watch the moving navigation displays as you rendezvous with Space Station Five." The web page states. "Get a close look at the Discovery spacecraft; click on the pod bay doors to open them. Sit inside a Space Pod and fly it around the Discovery."

If you’d like to be a part of this 3D virtual reality tour, then get thee to the following web site: 2001: A Space Odyssey in Virtual Reality. And have a fantastic virtual Odyssey!


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