Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as https://blogs.seds.org/pradeep. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on November 19, 2007 as per the timestamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.
Google Moon is something that I’d like to utilise in connection with the GLXP going on currently. People are designing landers and if you don’t feel confident enough to waste money, effort and time on working a full scale moon lander, I was wondering if we could take some time out to study landing sites for the lander.
NASA is sending the Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter later next year to scout the moon. What I suggest is using Google Moon for the same. Then, after the LRO shares its results with the public (will they?) we can compare our results with theirs. If you’re already a Google Moon fanatic, all this will involve is devoting some of your moon scouting for looking for a landing site. Just an idea!
Also, if anyone can point this blog post to the people at GLXP, nothing like it!!
You can also plan this event as an auxillary to your moon missions. We at SEDS India are certainly thinking about such an event.