Kennedy Space Center
Saturn V Center Retrofit
Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
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.
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).
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.
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.
THE PEOPLE'S MOON
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.
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!