Google and NASA Join Forces; Nerds Everywhere Flip Out

Google and NASA, sitting in a tree, p-u-t-t-i-n-g… space related data on the internet. Yes, two of the biggest names in geekery have joined forces to give the gift of virtual space exploration to the masses. Control yourselves.

Plans include incorporating NASA's moon and mars data into Google Earth, real-time tracking of the International Space Station and the space shuttle, and real-time weather visualization and forecasting. There's certainly some potential for some cool stuff to come out of this, and it'll be a nice way for us to reap the benefits of our tax dollars at work for NASA a bit more. And hey, lining Google's pockets a bit more is alright too, I guess.

NASA and Google to Bring Space Exploration Down to Earth [NASA]