Following the Footsteps of the Apollo Missions

Google Earth continues to impress me with the features they add.  If you want to experience what the Apollo astronauts experienced then you have everything you need.  With Discovery Education Science you have nearly 40 video segments from the missions themselves that you and your students can watch.  With Google Earth Moon you can:

  • 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 the Apollo missions

Now if you really want to enhance your experiences your students can embed the videos from Discovery Education Science onto the Apollo sites provided by Google Earth.  You and your students can watch each mission from start to finish and then experience the sights from the moon.  If you do not have access to Google Earth in your classroom, do not dispair.  You can still experience the sites by going to Google Moon.   This will not provide th same 3D experience as Google Earth and it is not possible o embed video, but it will work for those without Google Earth.

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