Photo expert talks about capturing the visuals of the shuttle program 


SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2011--On Dec. 10, photographer Dennis Biela will talk about his project to document the last shuttle flights in visually spectacular fashion. His presentation, "The Last Shuttle Project - How to Document an America Icon," will cover the last two years of the shuttle program and how he and his team captured it using the latest technology in stills, video, 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) media. Biela's inspiring images and video will show what went on behind the scenes at NASA, from the shuttle's preparations through its launch. Biela will also discuss how preserving this history helps to inspire future generations to become involved in the aerospace field. The presentation will be at a 2 p.m. in the Museum's new Space Gallery, and is free with admission to the Museum.

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Dennis Biela is President and CEO of LightSpeed Media. His company specializes in cutting edge visual technologies like VR and 3D. LightSpeed Media has done work for several museums including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum and the Experimental Aircraft Association's Air Venture Museum.

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