Press Release

MultiTouch Interactive Displays Shine at the Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) Installation in Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2013
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MultiTouch Ltd. has announced the launch of two large interactive display systems in the new Space Shuttle Atlantis(SM) attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The exhibit pays tribute to the space shuttle Atlantis, the last shuttle to enter space, and provides guests with more than 60 interactive touchscreen experiences and high-tech simulators. The $100 million, 90,000-square-foot facility is designed to engage visitors with a truly out of this world experience.

Among the installations is the International Space Station (ISS) wall, one single large interactive display wall comprised of seven MultiTaction 55″ Cells. To tell the story of the ISS, the wall offers a look into the past and provides a real-time snapshot of the present. The ISS Wall includes interactive 3D models and shows the assembly process of the space station while engaging animations depict a ‘day in the life’ of an ISS crew member. Visitors can also experience scientific experiments, expeditions, receive live feeds from space and even find out when the space station will be passing over their house by simply entering their zip code.

In order to bring shuttle program highlights to life, MultiTaction Cells were also used in the Shuttle Transportation System Timeline. This installation is comprised of six MultiTaction 55″ cells integrated into one tilted table and engages guests with fun facts and stunning graphics about the shuttle program. The timeline features key dates and milestones, mission highlights, ‘edge of your seat’ moments as well as facts on the crews, expeditions, payloads, spacewalks, experiments, launches and landings, astronomy facts, and more.

“The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction not only enables guests to come face to face with the actual space-flown orbiter, Atlantis, it also invites them to ‘be the astronaut’ with more than 60 interactive experiences,” said Doug Wohlert, project development manager at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “STS Timeline and ISS media walls have proven extremely popular with guests, who have enjoyed having an unprecedented amount of information, images and videos about the Space Shuttle Program and the ISS right at their fingertips that’s easy to search and fun to use.”

“This particular attraction required a visually-stimulating experience that can handle hundreds of concurrent visitors,” says Timo Korpela, general manager of MultiTouch. “With our ability to build interactive surfaces at any size, with ultra-high graphics resolution and support for an unlimited number of concurrent users, our displays are the ideal solution. MultiTouch displays look and feel like a natural part of this magnificent space exhibition and pay tribute to NASA’s incredible 30-year program.”

The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction is now open to the public at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

About MultiTouch

MultiTouch is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, California, New York City and an office in Singapore. The company’s systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit

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