Mercury Control Center

Mercury Mission Control 3d laser scan

3D Laser Scanning the Mercury Control Center to Digitally Preserve Landmark 

Located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida today, the consuls that were once utilized in the Mercury Control Center at Cape Canaveral were laser scanned in 3D by Chronopoints, a lab at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training dedicated to digitally documenting historically significant structures and artifacts.  One of the main benefits of 3D laser scanning is digitally preserving the space of interest as it captures precise dimensions and geometry of all objects within the vicinity.  The result of a 3d laser scan is called pointcloud (or point cloud) which are points in space with a known coordinate system that can be modeled into a 3D CAD file or accessed in the future should restoration be required.

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