Space 1999 – Moonbase Alpha in 3D

Moon choice for Google EarthGEB’s spanish translator, and 3D modeler, Gerardo Paz has produced his first 3D creation for the new Moon in Google Earth. Gerardo found some 3D models from the Sci Fi TV Show “Space 1999” which was set on “Moonbase Alpha“, and placed them on Google’s moon. To get started, you should start Google Earth and switch to Moon mode. Then load Gerardo’s Moonbase Alpha in 3D . Gerardo has created a tour of the base – just double click on the tour. You will see he has also has included nice 3D models of Alpha’s Eagle spacecraft.

Moonbase Alpha in Google Earth

Developer note: Google’s KML hint attribute currently works only for “target=sky”. An update to GE will be required to add “target=moon” and I’ve heard “target=mars” will also work. So, users currently have to switch to “Moon” manually to view KML content on the moon.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



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  1. Google team have added Moon layer to the Embed Tour Gadget tool so it’s easy to create a webpage with GE 5 plugin danish example with Gerardo Paz’s cool Moonbase Alpha URL http://tinyurl.com/nao4tv
    takes some time to load the KMZ file

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