To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, Google is now opening the door to everyone who wants to visit the moon virtually with its new Google Moon available on Google Earth.
Exploration of the Moon in Google Earth gives one step closer to understanding the experience of standing on the moon. It brings the Apollo stories out of the history books, recreating them in an immersive and interactive 3D environment.
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, said Anousheh Ansari, Trustee, X PRIZE Foundation, and first female private space explorer. 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
Young explorers all over the world can now visit the Moon while it let them fly to Mars but in order to do that, User must download the new version of Google Earth 5.0.
The project was made possible by Google's Space Act Agreement which help Google to accomplish and develop the content through the help of NASA Ames researchers and Japan's space agency (JAXA) for its donation of a a global terrain dataset of the Moon.