Google wants to take you to the Moon

In honor of the moon landing by Apollo 11, Google Earth now features virtual moon tours

Today is the 40th anniversary of the historic moon landing by the Apollo 11 crew. So today is the day that Google has extended Google Earth to include the moon.

With the Moon in Google Earth feature, you can take a virtual trip to the moon and view landing sites (narrated by Apollo astronauts), models of spacecraft, see astronauts' footprints and watch other rare footage. The video below, by Google, showcases the new feature.

This isn't the first time Google Earth has traveled off-world. Virtual explorers can also fly to the Sky and to Mars.

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