Important Milestone in Human Space Exploration
Google Arts & Culture has recently announced a new online celebration of the 20th Anniversary of humans living and working on the International Space Centre (ISS). This project is created in collaboration with NASA and it includes NASA collections, stories, and some new games to help anybody learn more and engage in this important milestone in space exploration.
When the first crew of permanent astronauts, cosmonauts, and researchers arrived at the ISS 20 years ago, it opened a new chapter in human space exploration. This event will look back on all that’s happened – from cutting edge research to benefit humanity, to building essential foundations for international cooperation across the world. Moreover, for the first time on Google Arts & Culture, viewers will be able to explore a newly uploaded 3D model of the ISS, making it possible to bring the station down to earth and undertake fascinating examinations of each module of the station in detail.
A New Multiplayer Puzzle Party Game
A new multiplayer game Puzzle Party is also all set to be launched as Google Arts & Culture’s first game produced in collaboration with a single partner. The game includes a dedicated set of images from NASA’s ISS archives on Google Arts & Culture that users can play with their friends and family. The users will piece together photographs ranging from the exterior views of the space station to astronauts on spacewalks, to learn more about the incredible work done up in orbit.
Dr. Gary Kitmacher, Mission Manager for the ISS Communications and Education, helped curate the NASA experiences and provided the subject matter for this project. “I have dedicated 36 years of my life following and reporting on this incredible human adventure and the amazing achievements of the ISS,” he added. He believes that partnering with Google Arts & Culture on this ISS 20th project would enable NASA to bring these stories to a new audience.