Google and NASA

Google and NASA will be working together to provide access to difficult-to-find and difficult-to-understand data, probably through Google Earth, Google Moon, Google Mars, or other similar services. The Space Act Agreement formalizes an agreement between the two organizations that started last year when Google built a research center at the NASA Ames Research Center.

According to BBC News:

Real-time weather data and the positions of the International Space Station and shuttle could be included.

The deal will also see scientists from both institutions working together to solve complex computational problems.

“This agreement between Nasa and Google will soon allow every American to experience a virtual flight over the surface of the moon or through the canyons of Mars,” said Nasa administrator Michael Griffin.

[NASA Press Release]
[from Edupage]

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