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NASA Launch to Be Broadcast Live to Global Immersion Theater at Ames Visitor Center


Sussex, England (June 24, 2013) –– On Wednesday, June 26, NASA’s newest mission, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This exciting launch will be broadcast live inside the Global Immersion digital theater at the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, to a VIP audience. Supporting the event, international digital theater specialists, Global Immersion, will be in attendance and providing on-site technical supervision and direction.

Global Immersion designed and integrated the digital reality center at the NASA Ames Research Center in California. The theater, a part of the NASA Ames Visitor Center, features a 14-ft/4.2 meter tall by 36-ft/11-meter wide spherical screen and high resolution multi-channel display. The theater is used to take visiting members of the public on a journey through Mars missions, simulated flights through the Universe and science contributions of scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center.

On Wednesday, the theater will be used as the host location for a VIP delegation including members of the United States Government, media, and Senior Executives from technology companies, to experience a live NASA TV broadcast feed of the IRIS mission launch on the big screen. The event will also feature special keynote speakers and commentary with Ames’ IRIS mission personnel.

Global Immersion will be supporting the event, working with the on-site team to deliver the digital experience.

NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Ames Research Center

Speaking about this prestigious event, Martin Howe, Vice President of Global Immersion said, “We are thrilled to be supporting the NASA Ames Research Center on such a special occasion. The theater has offered many thousands of visitors a unique insight into the work of NASA scientists and will now serve as a digital viewing portal for the latest NASA research mission. We are proud to be working with, and supporting, the team in California.”

Two hundred and fifty miles away, the launch itself will be taking place at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. IRIS will take flight using a Pegasus XL rocket, carried aloft by an Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft.

The launch of the IRIS spacecraft is scheduled for 7:27 p.m. PDT on Wednesday June 26, 2013.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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