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Client Name

Year Delivered

Creative Provided

Kennedy Space Center
Saturn V Center Retrofit
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Delaware North







 

Brief

In 2019, it was the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. NASA wanted to celebrate by updating the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center to have older generations enjoy reliving the memories while the younger generations will learn about the achievements and milestones which brought them much of the modern world they enjoy today.

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The Setting

MOONDOG was tasked to retrofit interactive experiences for the Saturn V Building at Kennedy Space Center for the celebration of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary moon landing. The goal was for guests to learn about the Apollo program using three main stories: the story of the rocket, how NASA got to the Moon, and the story of the Moon missions. Through the interactive experiences, guests should understand what it took to go to the Moon, the magnitude of the program, and the accomplishments of the multiple missions involved (not just Apollo 11). 

Project Overview

Modeling
Texture
VFX
Rigging
Animation
 

2019

 

INTERACTIVE KIOSKS

Creative Provided

Animation
UI/UX
Development
Motion Design
Asset Design
Exhibit Design

 

Concept

MOONDOG created interactive kiosks for multiple displays within the Saturn V Center. The main information that the client wanted to be represented was the Saturn V rocket itself.  We incorporated a 3D interactive model with callouts, video animations of the rocket's assembly and flight path, information about the different Apollo missions to the Moon, an interactive exploration of the Moon, and items left behind. The kiosks also included facts throughout the Apollo space program where MOONDOG implemented parallax motion design to bring still images to life to make the facts more engaging.

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PROJECTION MAPPING

Creative Provided

Animation

Projection-Mapping

Content Creation

Experience Design
Engineering
Procurement
Installation

Concept

Within the Saturn V Center, there is an actual Saturn V rocket cascaded above the guests. This gives the guests the ability to see the massive size of this engineering feat. MOONDOG was tasked to showcase the Apollo missions through projection mapping onto the fuel tank portion of the rocket.MOONDOG mixed live footage and animation to create a celebration of the Apollo missions and their impact on human history.

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THE PEOPLE'S MOON

Creative Provided

Project Media

Programming
UI/UX
Installation

 

Concept

The People’s Moon was created to include the public in the celebration of humanity’s most significant exploration achievement. MOONDOG partnered with Christina Korp to bring The People's Moon to life. This interactive photo kiosk allows guests to take a picture and then see themselves added to the collected images forming the Moon on the screen above them. This project utilizes software to monitor graphic images and makes sure guests give permission to use their images. The People's Moon has been featured all over the world in Times Square and London. 

 

MOONBOOTS

Creative Provided

Concept

This interactive experience utilizes projectors to give guests the feeling of walking on the Moon. The Moonboots exhibit utilizes RealMotion technology that tracks the guest's feet and creates footprints within the projected Moon's surface, mimicking the astronaut's boot prints. This exhibit leads guests to touch an actual Moon rock. They’ll leave their own footprint, and touch the Moon itself!  

Asset Design
Projection Mapping
Programming
Enginerering
Installation


 

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LUNAR THEATER

Project Media

Concept

MOONDOG was tasked to update the sign leading guests into the Lunar Theater and the content inside. In the Lunar Theater guests are transported back into 1969 to visualize the time period of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Guests can watch the news report from the 1st lunar landing within a 60's themed living. MOONDOG also provided 1960's themed content for the window to make it look as realistic as possible. 

Creative Provided

Animation
Video Editing
Scene Design


 

 

CSM PARALLAX

Creative Provided

Video Editing
Motion Design


 

Concept

MOONDOG compiled B-Roll footage from the Apollo missions to showcase to guests that the CRM was the spacecraft that the astronauts lived in ov their way to and from the Moon. The videos show how they sat inside, what their tasks were, and different aspects of the module. We incorporated parallax motion design to bring the images to life. 

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MOONSCAPE

Creative Provided

Concept

The Moonscape exhibit contains interactive kiosks with multiple options for guest engagement that showcases what the astronauts did during their missions on the Moon. We developed interactive models of the Lunar Module and Apollo mission spacesuits. We developed three interactive games for the guests. The first game gives guests control to land the LEM onto the surface of the Moon (following the path of Apollo 11). The next game puts the guests inside the LEM to prepare for liftoff from the Moon and how to initate docking the LEM and CSM together back in orbit. The third game is a golf game that compares how far a golf ball would go on the Moon vs Earth, since astronauts famously hit golf balls on the Moon.  

Animation
UI/UX
Game Development
Motion Design
Asset Design


 

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