Explore (and print your own) Apollo 11 command module with this new 3D scan

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Jul 20, 2016, 8:31 PM EDT (Updated)

It was 47 years ago today that NASA’s Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon, and now you can take a deep dive into the cramped Columbia spacecraft — or print your own.

The Verge reports The Smithsonian Museum and Autodesk have teamed up for a 3D scan of the inside of the Columbia spacecraft. It’s available to check out at  3d.si.edu, and you can explore the module used by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in excruciating detail. It can also be downloaded to print your own Columbia model, either to put on your desk or maybe send tiny mice into space (your call).

The Columbia lander is, of course, the craft astronauts used to reach the lunar orbit back in 1969. Astronauts left the Columbia craft and hopped into the Eagle lander to head down to the lunar surface. Interesting note: The scan process wasn’t easy due to all the reflective surfaces on the craft, but the team stuck it out, and actually discovered some “astronaut grafitti” insidee the craft — including a calendar counting down to the landing on July 20. 

Click right here to check out the model and let us know what you think.

(Via The Verge)

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