Wednesday, September 30, 2015

International Space Station (ISS) Animation

The ISS.
This is a great animation from the Ted-ed people about the International Space Station, more commonly referred to as the ISS.

As anyone who has followed this blog knows, the space agencies (NASA, ESA, etc.) have become quite adept - some would say slick - at creating animations of space flight. Sometimes these efforts are quite spectacular, and other times, well, a bit fanciful. However, for true geeks like me, there's nothing better than a well-produced space animation.

Animation to represent space flight is nothing new, as Wernher von Braun was working with Walt Disney to create such videos back in the 1950s. They remain perhaps the best way to bring the grandeur of space down to the human level. Tien Nguyen narrates.

If that video intrigues you, here is another fine animation that features the ISS.


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