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July 20, 1969 marks an historic day in the history of mankind when Apollo 11, the first manned spaceflight, successfully managed to land on the moon under the supervision of commander Neil Armstrong.
To celebrate the glory of this historic event, Google has decided to add a new feature to Google Earth which they are calling as the Moon in Google Earth.
As Google says:
This tool will make it easier for millions of people to learn about space, our moon and some of the most significant and dazzling discoveries humanity has accomplished together.
Also it will allow users to explore lunar imagery as well informational content about Apollo landing sites and will offer panoramic tours. This is a pretty useful educational tool that could be used by young explorers to gain knowledge about the surroundings of earth. Here is what Moon in Google Earth has to offer:
- Take tours of landing sites, narrated by Apollo astronauts
- View 3D models of landed spacecraft
- Zoom into 360-degree photos to see astronauts’ footprints
- Watch rare TV footage of the Apollo missions
Now for users of Google Earth, Sky is no longer the limit.