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Harkness Screens Lift Off at Kennedy Space Center

The large-scale multimedia presentations display what the future of space travel may look like.

“Explorers Wanted,” a twice-an-hour multimedia presentation with live host, addresses recent discoveries and the future of space exploration.
NASA’s latest attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, “Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted,” incorporates live theatre, interactive experiences and large-scale multimedia presentations to display what the future of space travel may look like.

BRC Imagination Arts, designer and producer of immersive experiences, needed screens and frames to match the awesome project; it turned to Harkness Screens.

With four custom-shaped trapezoidal Harkness Contrast Grey front projection screens flying above the stage and two large main stage rear projection screens, the viewer is completely engulfed. The main stage 16:9 Harkness Translite Super Grey 14×7.8-feet rear projection screen was also custom designed to fit into a scenic LED The second standard shaped Harkness Translite Super Grey rear projection screen, which is located to the right of the stage, measures in at approximately 12.5-by-12.5 feet. A scenic bezel is used to make a 12-foot-diameter circular viewing area. The “Your Destination” exhibit uses a 14-by-19-foot Translite Super Grey rear projection screen to create stunning images of potential future destinations for NASA.

This marks the second time Harkness has provided presentation surfaces and custom frames for projects on which BRC, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and NASA have collaborated. The first was for Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Launch Experience, which opened in 2007.

The main show, “Explorers Wanted,” runs twice an hour, transforming the exhibit into a live theatre environment. Introducing new potential destinations for space travel, it invites space pioneers of tomorrow to embark on new missions and embraces the challenges of future space exploration.

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