To commemorate the anniversary of the first lunar landing, Google has taken Google Maps and Google Earth offshore a few million miles. Google Moon lets you browse and zoom in on the Apollo mission lunar landing sites.
Google Moon: Apollo Mission Photos
Between 1969 and 1972, NASA launched a total of six Apollo missions sending astronauts to the moon. Google has taken photos from these missions and overlaid them on a 3D map of the moon’s surface. Here are direct links to each Apollo mission’s lunar photos.
From the Google Moon FAQ: “July 20th, 2069, in honor of the 100th anniversary of mankind’s first manned lunar landing, Google will fully integrate Google Local search capabilities into Google Moon, which will allow our users to quickly find lunar business addresses, numbers and hours of operation, among other valuable forms of Moon-oriented local information.” So look forward to that.
Make sure you zoom in all the way for a special treat. Did you find the Apollo crew’s footprints… or something better?!
More Fun Things To See Using Google Earth And Google Maps
Want more? Lunar landing photos are just the beginning! Here are some more fun things Google has done with cameras:
- The Biggest Sony PSP on Earth
- Comet Craters Found Using Google Earth
- Aliens in Area 51
- Maxim Models from Space
- Giant iPods
- LARP Nerds Busted Near Pittsburgh
- Naked People on Google Earth
- Google Street View Cameras Accidentally Photograph Spanish Prostitutes
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