Christie projector puts Endeavour's final journey on the big screen
- By John Breeden II
- Jun 12, 2013
Everyone probably remembers when the Space Shuttle Endeavour made its way through the streets of Los Angeles last year, inching along on a 68-hour journey from the airport to the California Science Center.
To document that historic mission, NASA and the California Science Center created an eight-minute HD movie that follows the journey and the crowd’s reaction to the spectacle. To project that movie, “Mission 26: The Big Endeavour,” the center chose a Christie Roadster HD10K-M 3-chip DLP projector.
David Knight, the film's producer, led a 150-person crew that documented the entire move process, beginning with Endeavour being mounted atop a 747 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and culminating with its installation inside the Science Center’s Shuttle Pavilion.
The movie plays on a nearly 30-foot wide screen on the wall, Knight said. “The walls don’t go all the way to the ceiling and, hanging above the back wall, is the HD10K-M. It is front-projecting and shows the movie in 2D, with the plan to make a 3D rendering of the movie.”