Google is truly everywhere these days, with it being the main choice of search engine for most web users and with the multitude of apps and services for all kinds of people. We all know the name and we all have a use for it somewhere. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Google is the Google Earth project and its subsidiaries. When the world found out about the blacked out portions in far away lands, we all speculated as to what could be there.
The interactive map and nosy neighbour application has become almost omniscient, with an open eye everywhere their satellites and mapping cars can go. We now have street view which lets us ride along and witness the world from our own computer as if we were driving past in an open top vehicle. It's fun as well as useful which is the key to most successful things out there.
The street view app began life in 2001 as a research project at Stanford University, and they mapped out the geography of the local area under the name Stanford CityBlock Project. From there on they crafted the technology until 2006 where it was rolled out across Google as the Street View program. We all loved it.
Staying fresh and inventive keeps something in the forefront, and now StreetView has evolved once more to bring us the inside of the International Space Station. Not only can we explore the insides of this marvel of technology and engineering as if we were inside it, but we can interact with it too. At the click of a button the augmented reality function comes to life and we can learn about the various parts and things that we can see. Finding out what it is like to be an astronaut aboard the ISS is something we can now all do. Take a look!
Google Street View of ISS
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