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 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. 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
    takes some time to load the KMZ file

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