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NASA contracts with Google for access to images, data

Google soon will index content from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Content indexed will include three-dimensional maps of the moon and Mars, and real-time tracking of the International Space Station and space shuttle and will “allow every American to experience a virtual flight over the surface of the moon or through the canyons of Mars,” according to NASA Administrator Michael Griffin.

Future endeavors will apply Google’s search features to scientific data.

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