Biography of Neil Armstrong in Google Earth

Neil Armstrong in Google EarthGoogle Earth is all about visualizing information tied in some way to the Earth. Imagine learning about the life and experiences of one of the most famous people in the world: Neil Armstrong, Astronaut, and the first man to step on the moon. But, put his life in perspective of the places where he was born, went to school, entered the military, flew jets, missions in the military, accidents, learned to be an astronaut, etc.
One of the members of the Google Earth Community, who calls himself ‘Dorseyland’, has produced a number of placemark collections which are rich in information, well-researched locations viewable in Google Earth, pictures, and all tell well-written stories about the many subjects he likes to write about. He posted this excellent GE biography of Neil Armstrong earlier this year in February.
Other Google Earth collections by Dorseyland: Tribute to Canadian Group of Seven Artists, Biographies of Hank Williams, AC Gilbert, and Bob Marley. Read more writings by Dorseyland at his blog. Tip: Use the “Play Tour” buttons below the Places pane to play and pause each placemark in order. Turn on the “Tools->Options->Touring->Show balloon when tour is paused” option.
If you are interested in space travel, see a huge collection of space related content for Google Earth produced for last year’s X PRIZE Cup and promoted by Google who was a sponsor.

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. This is an excellent educational tool, would work really great in just about any schooling environment. Imagine this, instead of a open book test, a open Google Earth test.

  2. Wow Excellent Biography.. Google Earth has always been the best for space research and educational purposes.. I needed it for my college project.. Thank you!

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