The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to celebrate the 34th anniversary of Space Shuttle Discovery’s first launch. Starting tomorrow, more than 200 space shuttle artifacts, several digital exhibits, virtual tours, and a 360° video inside Discovery with astronauts Kathryn Sullivan and Charles Bolden can be viewed online on the Google Arts & Culture platform. As we look ahead to the launch of American astronauts from US soil in 2019, what better time to revisit the groundbreaking history of the Space Shuttle program!
Thank you for joining us in sharing this unique project with the world! We put together a Twitter Toolkit with behind-the-scenes images and video clips made just for you. Feel free to share or just simply enjoy!
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Link to the Discovery project: https://artsandculture.google.com/project/space-shuttle-discovery
The project will go live on the Google Arts & Culture platform on Thursday, August 30 at 1:00 pm EST.
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Please hold until Thursday, August 30 at 1:00 pm EST.
Below is some suggested language for talking about this project:
- What was it like to fly on Space Shuttle Discovery? Let astronauts from the crew that deployed the Hubble Telescope give you a 360-degree tour inside. https://artsandculture.google.com/project/space-shuttle-discovery @airandspace @googlearts #onboarddiscovery
- Go #OnBoardDiscovery in 360 degrees, with the astronauts who deployed the Hubble Telescope. https://artsandculture.google.com/project/space-shuttle-discovery @airandspace @googlearts
- Space Shuttle Discovery launched for the first time, 34 years ago today, changing the way we see and explore space. Get an immersive look at its history with @airandspace and @googlearts. https://artsandculture.google.com/project/space-shuttle-discovery #onboarddiscovery