Roam Around the Moon in Google Earth

clip_image002Marking the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, Google has released Moon in Google Earth. Now millions of people across the globe can explore into the space and reach the moon, learn about the human discoveries accomplished till date. After Mars, the moon is the second planet in Google Earth’s collection, an educational new tool which is a critical step into the future.

Google’s Moon in Earth boasts all the Apollo 11 stories in an interactive 3D medium using Google Earth, and comprises of

  • 3D models of landed spacecraft
  • Current and historic images
  • Panoramic images shot by the Apollo astronauts
  • Street view-like photos that allow you to zoom into 360-degree to see astronauts’ footprints
  • Guided tours with videos narrated by Apollo astronauts
  • Rare TV footage of the Apollo missions

According to Anousheh Ansari, Trustee, X PRIZE Foundation, and first female private space explorer on Google blog:

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“Moon in Google Earth enables you to explore lunar imagery as well as informational content about the Apollo landing sites, panoramic images shot by the Apollo astronauts, narrated tours and much more. I believe that this educational tool is a critical step into the future, a way to both develop the dreams of young people globally, and inspire new audacious goals.”

All you need is a Google Earth 5.0 and you are free to roam around the moon at your will. Just click on the planet button in the top toolbar and select ‘Moon.’

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Link: Google Earth 5.0

(Source: Google blog)

One reply on “Roam Around the Moon in Google Earth”

  1. It is still a big question if it was a real moon where it was landed. It is known that it was landed in a deserts of NEVADA, USA.

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