Space Shuttle fly over Jibe

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    Jibe Shuttle cover

    Pathfinder ShuttleThe Space Shuttle era, started April 12, 1981 with the first take off of the Columbia (destroyed at the return from the mission STS-107 on February 1, 2003), is about to end gloriously: the latest orbiters still in use, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis (Challenger was destroyed in an accident too, soon after take off of the STS-51-L mission, on January 28, 1986) will be exposed respectively at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia (where it was previously exposed the Enterprise, the first orbiter prototype which was used to test the shuttle planed landings but never took off into space, that will now be exposed at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum of New York), at the California Science Center of Los Angeles and at the Kennedy Space Center.

    John LesterThe Space Shuttle let dream many boys and young engineers, including John “Pathfinder” Lester, past Linden Lab evangelist” who leaved Californian firm in March 2010, that is now continuing his work as an expert in online learning communities, 3D simulations and virtual worlds for Reaction Grid a company that offers two distinct platforms, one based on OpenSim and a second “in-house” developed, Jibe (see there).

    Just over Jibe John / Pathfinder decided to “fly” a Space Shuttle, faithful 3D model of the original, using templates freely available from NASA this in particular) explaining in a post of his blog (from which are taken the images you see) how to build one similar ifyou want to try it yourself. The result seems to us excellent andwill certainly won’t fail to let dream some guy who followed the first flights (and possibly the last) with eyes glued to the monitor imagining sitting in place of real astronauts.