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.
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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]