Sunday, July 19, 2009

Google Moon Events

Google is holding a special event in Washington DC tomorrow. The event will launch the "...newest addition to Google Earth". July 20th is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the list of speakers includes Buzz Aldrin and other members of NASA. This has lead Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog to suggest that Google will almost certainly be unveiling a 3D Moon mode for Google Earth tomorrow.

The event is being held at the Newseum in Washington DC at 11am. Google say that "if you can make it, it would be great to see you there", so it looks like it will be an open event.

Today I found the astronaut pegman images (above) in Google's 'mapfiles' site. I suspect that Google will be using the astronaut pegman in Street View tomorrow. Possibly the astro-pegman will appear around the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. .

Update - Astro-Pegman is now live in all Street View coverage on Google Maps.



Anonymous said...

The first two words should read "Google is", not "Google are". Since Google is a group, it is considered a singular noun, not a plural noun.

Keir Clarke said...

Sorry - it was very early Sunday morning when I posted this.

neilphillips said...

The 'pegman' is live in all street view views now by the looks of things. Hilarious.

Street View Adict said...

Where did you get the file with the astronaut Pegman pics? It is cool to see these things in advance.

I maintain a forum about Street View in spanish, and it is very exciting to anticipate this. We actually knew something would be announced tomorrow but didn't know what. Now it is clear.

I linked to your post from our discussion at

Sorry, it is in spanish. You can use a Google Translator combo in the site.

Keir Clarke said...

@Street View Addict - click on the image in the post.

Tech said...

Earth has been conquered by Google. Now it's time for the moon.