Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Track Space Shuttle Discovery on Google Maps!

Track the Space Shuttle and International Space Station on Google Maps

Here is a great mashup that shows the present location of Space Shuttle Discovery and the International SpaceStation. From the website:

Shuttle Discovery lifted off at 10:39 EDT on Tuesday, 26 July 2005, and is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station at 7:18 EDT Thursday. With this map, you can watch the rendezvous live. The map updates every minute with data from NASA. If you're using the Firefox browser, each craft will trail a tracking line as it moves through its orbit. The white marker and line represent Shuttle Discovery, while the red marker and line represent the International Space Station.

As you sit with the mashup open you can actually see the paths the two spacecraft take! Very cool! :) For more information about the Space Shuttle Discovery's current mission, visit here.

Enjoy this one!

Update: Here are a few more out of Japan: Space Shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station
(thanks Earthhopper!)
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