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Drive an Apollo Lunar Rover on the Moon! Fun Game!

This is soooo cool! You can now drive an Apollo Lunar Rover , just like the astronauts, on the moon right in your browser! I actually suggested this on Monday after seeing the launch of Moon in Google Earth (see the bottom of this post). It’s a simple idea really – take the code from Monster Milktruck, replace the truck with an Apollo lander, and create a little GE API application web page. Here’s what it looks like:

Run the Apollo Lunar Rover game right here .
I suggest trying the Apollo 17 landing site, or the Apollo 15 landing site for some really rugged terrain. It’s also cool that you can see the tracks of each Apollo mission and re-drive the same paths.
See the announcement by Roman Nurik at the Google GeoDeveloper’s Blog

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.

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