Google NASA Partnership – 1 Year Later

Google NASA logosLast year Google and NASA jointly announced a proposed agreement to work together. They have apparently been working on the details of the agreement ever since. According to CNET, presentations by Google and NASA at Space 2006 (a conference whose theme this year is about commercial space exploration) have revealed the details of the partnership are finally getting close. Apparently the differences in cultures have made the process take longer. It would probably surprise very few people that a government agency would take longer than an Internet company to work out details. However, in NASA’s defense, they’ve had a higher priority to get the space shuttle back in space. I hope the two organizations figure it out, and I’m able to write about some exciting joint projects soon.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. I wonder how this would enhance efforts for 3D GIS in the realm of Google Earth and/or WorldWind? Keep us posted.

  2. There is obviously something going on, for instance there are Google people starting to turn up at our technically slanted conferences to talk about algorithms

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