Google Maps Moon

Slashdot posts: Google Moon Debuts. Ian writes “From the FAQ: ‘One small step for Google… On July 20, 1969, man first landed on the Moon. A few decades later, we’re pleased to cut you in on the action. Google Moon is an extension of Google Maps and Google Earth that, courtesy of NASA imagery (thanks, guys!), enables you to surf the Moon’s surface and check out the exact spots that the Apollo astronauts made their landings.'”

Very cool. I have the fondest memories of Dad waking me up around 2 AM and propping me up before a snowy black-and-white TV in the summer cottage we rented to watch a couple of astronauts in bulky suits bounce around, falling impossibly slowly, on the surface of the moon. Mankind had stepped upon another world.

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