July 20th, 1969 marks the date Apollo 11 landed the first humans (Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin) on the moon!
“Moon” in Google Earth is a fascinating alternative to viewing/learning about the moon from your desktop, if you aren’t feeling like a trip to outerspace today.
Google Earth and Google Earth Pro are both free to download!
- Take tours of landing sites narrated by Apollo astronauts
- View 3D models of landed spacecraft
- Zoom into 360-degree photos to see astronauts’ footprints
- Watch rare TV footage of Apollo missions
Once you are in Google Earth, select moon in the top toolbar to begin exploring:
Esri’s Solar System Atlas also includes interactive maps where the user can explore various planets, aesteroids, and moons!