Explore Humanity’s Greatest Inventions And Discoveries in a
New Interactive Online Project By Google Arts And Culture,
In collaboration with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Wednesday, March 6th – Today, Google Arts & Culture launched Once Upon a Try – the largest online exhibition about inventions and discoveries ever curated. Collections, stories and knowledge from over 110 renowned institutions across 23 countries, including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, are brought together, highlighting millennia of major breakthroughs and the great minds behind them.
The Intrepid Museum contributes Concorde: A Supersonic Story, a new exhibition that focuses on the technology and lifestyle of Concorde, which flew passengers across the Atlantic Ocean at speeds reaching Mach 2.04—twice the speed of sound. This aircraft reflected decades of engineering, imagination and innovation. The exhibition lets users experience Concorde through objects, photographs, videos and oral histories from the Intrepid Museum’s collection.
Everybody can now explore more than 400 interactive exhibitions that pay tribute to humanity’s greatest leaps in science and technology progress, and the visionaries that shaped our world, as well as tales of epic fails and happy accidents. Once Upon A Try also lets you dive into Street View to tour the sites of great discoveries, from deep underground inside CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to high in the sky onboard the International Space Station.
Susan Marenoff-Zausner, president of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum said: “For years, Intrepid Museum visitors have explored the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD aircraft located on the Museum’s pier. This new digital exhibition will allow users to have global access to the in-depth story of Concorde, a technological phenomenon and iconic design that captivated the world. We are proud to partner with Google Arts & Culture once again to expand the Museum’s physical reach and inspire users to reach new heights of ingenuity and innovation.”
“We invite everyone to participate in the first phase of an online collection that celebrates innovation and science. Through inspiring, and at times surprising, stories from over 100 partners, you can explore the inventions and discoveries that have shaped our world. Once Upon a Try is all about that first attempt, the idea, the journey of fulfilling a dream, and we hope it’ll give people that extra boost to find their very own eureka moment ,” said Amit Sood, director of Google Arts & Culture.
Explore Once Upon a Try on Google Arts & Culture (g.co/onceuponatry ) or using our app on iOS or Android, and join the conversation with #onceuponatry.
About the Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a nonprofit educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
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About Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture puts the collections of more than 1,800 museums at your fingertips. It’s an immersive way to explore art, history and the wonders of the world, from Van Gogh’s bedroom paintings to the women’s rights movement and the Taj Mahal. The Google Arts & Culture app is free and available online for iOS and Android. Our team has been an innovation partner for cultural institutions since 2011. We develop technologies that help preserve and share culture and allow curators to create engaging exhibitions online and offline, inside museums. Read about our latest projects on the Google Keyword blog.