Images: Fly to the moon with Google Earth

Images: Fly to the moon with Google Earth

Summary: On the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk, Google launched Moon in Google Earth, providing 3D images and information to would-be space tourists

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  • On the 40th anniversary of the first moon walk, Google launched Moon in Google Earth, an addition to its Google Earth mapping software that lets people virtually travel to the moon.

    Besides enabling users to see the surface of the moon in close detail, the application allows people to gather lots of information about the history of travel to the moon. Here is a picture of the Apollo 11 spacecraft as seen by astronauts. Behind the photo, you can see the 3D model on Google Earth of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. People can choose to drill down to different views from a map of the general area.

  • Moon in Google Earth incorporates the data on the surface of the moon from Nasa. The mapping data was used for training astronauts and by mission control during missions.

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Topic: Emerging Tech

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