Dead Tech:  The Archaeology of the Future Part 2

I photographed this 1/3 scale model of the Space Shuttle in December 2014 as an example of technology left to languish and rot in the elements.  Over the intervening year and a half the once derelict artifact has been restored to its former glory and moved to a prominent location on the campus of the NASA Ames Research Center.  Keep in mind that this isn’t just a fancy decoration.  It’s the actual wind tunnel model used to chart the subsonic aerodynamics of the Space Shuttle.  The flight data was collected in the Ames 80 by 120 foot wind tunnel, the largest wind tunnel in the world.  I’d like to say that this historic mock-up was saved as the result of a grassroots effort mobilized by concerned HoSV readers.  I’d like to say that but it isn’t true. 

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: LEICA X2
  • Taken: May 21, 2016
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s
    Dead Tech:  The Archaeology of the Future Part 2