Google to offer up NASA images and maps

Posted by Humphrey Cheung

Google has partnered up with NASA's Ames Research Center to offer up space images and maps to the public. The space agency will give Google images and maps of the moon and Mars so that the public can make virtual flights over the terrain. International Space Station and Space Shuttle flight information will also be shared with Google.

The maps will be integrated into Google Earth, which provides satellite images of the planet. The application also lets people record animations between user-selected points of interest.

Google is also collaborating with NASA in education and human-computer interaction projects. The company also plans on building a one-million-square-foot campus at the Ames Research Center.