This continues a series of stories about a wealth of new space-related content for Google Earth from the Wirefly X PRIZE Cup which is an outdoor space exposition hosting several competitions for some major prizes (including over $2.5 Million from NASA) for space related technology. The event is being held on October 20-21, 2006 (see here for details) at the Las Cruces Airport in New Mexico. It will be a great educational event with rocket launches, NASA exhibits, jets, and more. To help promote the event I have been helping put together some space-related Google Earth content.
Since the event is being held in New Mexico, the Department of Tourism for the state is releasing a collection of placemarks which show the locations of interesting places which have some tie to space. Contained are placemarks showing the location of ancient indian petroglyphs recording a supernova, remote areas where Apollo astronauts trained for moon missions, locations of secret labs such as Sandia Labs and Lawrence Livermore Laboratories, the famous Roswell UFO site, and more. See the X PRIZE Cup web page on the New Mexico Space Trails.
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.