Microsoft’s Photosynth application is something that could change the way we look at pictures, literally. The technology is similar to how you stitch together multiple images to make one large panoramic view, except Photosynth puts them together to create a 3D view of objects.
It was great the day they made Photosynth available, and it got better when they put together a Firefox extension, and then they began working with BBC for 6-months to assemble galleries of popular areas in Britain. Now the Photosynth team is at it again having created 4 new galleries that give you a look at what it’s like inside and outside NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building, as well as a 3D view of the actual launch pad.
I have created a video demonstration for those of you who don’t want to install Photosynth in your browser. The video takes you through each of the galleries that are available, and gives you a good look at what Photosynth is all about:
The space shuttle in the photos is Endeavour, which is planned for another mission on August 8th, 2007 at 5:36:18PM CDT. This particular shuttle has been around for over 15-years, and in 2010 it is going to be decommissioned. It has spent a wonderful 206 days in space according to Wikipedia.
Congratulations to Microsoft and NASA for creating what is quite possibly my favorite Photosynth gallery yet! Hello, my name is Ryan and I’m a space addict. :)