To boldly go …

… where no browser has gone before!

Recently, Google has made space exploration so easy from within Google Maps!

All that you need to do is fire up Google Maps (https://www.google.ca/maps) and switch to Satellite view.  (the little satellite button in the bottom left part of the screen)

First, you’ll switch to a satellite view of where you’re currently located but you need to scroll out.  Way out.  Way way out!  You’ll pass Canada, then North American, and then there’s the beautiful Earth.  You’ll probably want to spend a moment or two spinning Earth with your mouse.  I always do.

But keep on scrolling out and, all of a sudden, a Space menu will pop in from the left.  It’s probably a great deal of scrolling with the danger of getting lost in space to use your mouse to navigate so just choose the space place you want to explore.

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Settle in for a quick ride and you’re at your destination.  It’s complete with things to learn and explore.  And, of course, use your mouse to take things for another spin.  Make sure that you zoom in and click on the hot spots to get the best from your exploration.

OK, here’s your skill testing question.  What kind of laptop computer will you find on the International Space Station?

Enjoy your trip through space.  Just don’t wear your red shirt.

Author: dougpete

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One thought on “To boldly go …”

  1. Thanks for developing this topic. I read about it the othe day. I was wondering if I could use it to ID the large high orbit object that passes over my house. I’ll check it out.

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