Apollo related facilities from the sky
Google EarthGoogle Earth is free satellite photograph browsing service provided by search engine Google. You can enjoy photos from the roof of your house, world wide scenic spots to mysterious ruins, hidden facilities by one click. And that resolution of provided photos are very high in some places and you can identify each car and man on such a high resolution area. There is now no plase of hidden location on the Earth.
In July 2009, "the moon mode" has been added to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing. Use the version 5.0 or later of GoogleEarth, you select a "moon" from the drop-down menu of the planet button on the toolbar, it changes on the moon mode. You can check landing sites of Apollo and various exploration satellite, and can enjoy as Street View photos taken. Further, in the guided tour, you can simulate how Apollo 11 lunar landing.
Google Earth is free software. Let's start up Google Earth with internet connection, then you can look any place you like. And select to display roads, rails, hotels, so it's useful to plan your next travel. If you once enter Google Earth Community then you can upload and share the remarkable or helpful place informaion you find. There are some variety systems of Google Earth. Like Google Moon : map of the Moon, find the landing site of Apollo spacecraft. And Google Mars : map of the Mars.
Here try making flying tour to visit Apollo related facilities with Google Earth.
Apollo related facilitiesInstall Google Earth then click " Look with Google Earth" link in following explanation, you can see the facilities in your Google Earth.
If do not start Google Earth and "Save the file" window pops up, Please save this ".kml" file on your PC. Then Drag and drop it on Google Earth.
Michoud Assembly Facility (Images of America)
Arcadia Publishing 2014/09/15 USD18.30
After an auspicious beginning as a royal land grant from French king Louis XV to a wealthy French citizen of New Orleans in 1763, the land Michoud Assembly Facility occupies remained in private ownership until 1940, when it was sold to the US government. Prior to World War II, the site was used to grow sugar, hunt muskrat, and build railroad and telephone lines. In 1941, the worlds largest industrial site was built, covering 43 acres of unobstructed, low-humidity, air-cooled space under one roof to construct C-46 cargo planes. The Korean War required the assembly of Sherman and Patton tanks there, while the space race compelled the design and assembly of the colossal Saturn I, IB, and V rocket boosters for the Apollo program that reported directly to Dr. Wernher von Braun. The 1970s saw the fabrication of the enormous external tank for the Space Shuttle program. Today, Michoud Assembly Facility continues to support the US space program by building major components for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (or MPCV).
3Dconnexion 3D mouse SpaceNavigator
3Dconnexion 2013/11/13 18,136円
Until now, advanced 3D navigation has been reserved for high-end design professionals. With the introduction of the SpaceNavigator, 3Dconnexion has made this exciting technology accessible and affordable for architects, artists, students and anyone else who wants to enjoy the 3D experience. 3Dconnexion's SpaceNavigator offers natural and intuitive navigation of 3D environments and objects for today's most popular and powerful 3D applications. Simply push, pull, tilt or twist the SpaceNavigator's controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D imagery. You'll experience an easy, simple and fun way to fly through 3D environments like Google Earth using 3Dconnexion's award-winning technology. Two programmable keys store your favorite application functions.At home, at school or on the road - SpaceNavigator Personal Edition is the Navigation Device for your 3D world. There are no differences between the devices in terms of scope or capability. The only difference is the license. The SpaceNavigator Personal Edition is exclusively for private use or for use in research and education.