Welcome to the ISM's Wiki
- The International Spaceflight Museum is operated by ISMuseum, a Texas non-profit corporation. It is a virtual museum with no Real Life, brick-and-mortar locations.
- From its beginnings, the mission of the ISM has been to create full-scale, accurate 3D models of spacecraft and supporting objects, such as models of planets and other astronomical objects. Also, we strive to make interactive displays that show physical principles and other information relevant to astronomy, space exploration and related technologies and phenomena.
- Our collection, which is always growing, includes models of rockets from many space-faring nations and private organizations, space probes, telescopes and satellites, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, stars and galaxies. Whenever practical we also offer background information about these objects using a variety of methods in order to make our museum an interesting and educational destination, as well as a visually exciting and pleasant place to visit.
- To organize our collection, and provide a useful contribution to the archival community, we are creating a specialized vocabulary and metadata schema for virtual 3D objects.
- As well as offering free-to-visit online virtual museum locations, we plan to create downloadable copies of selected exhibits to share with individuals and educators. In the near future, we plan to offer these files using OpenSim OAR and IAR formats.
- The ISM presently has publicly accessible locations on two grids: SecondLife and Kitely. Visit the Locations page for details.
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