Check out the new stories, collections and quizzes now available in Google Earth.

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Aug 15 · 3 min read

By Kristin Appenbrink, Editorial Lead, Google Earth

Photo credit: Rev. David Petty

Last month was out of this world, as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a whole week of space-themed virtual tours. Then we hit the high seas with New York Times investigative journalist Ian Urbina to learn about the challenges of the Outlaw Ocean. Plus, we visited some of the most awe-inspiring summer festivals, including Burning Man. Here’s a look at everything you might have missed in July.

Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch

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Apollo 11: Countdown to Launch: Learn about the events that led to the historic mission to put a human on the moon in our story with NASA Earth Observatory.

We Are “Go” for Launch

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We Are “Go” for Launch: Science Friday takes you on a tour of NASA’s coastal launch sites to learn how they are being preserved and protected in the face of rising sea levels.

Iconic Space Explorers

Iconic Space Explorers: Meet 10 pioneers that made exploring the cosmos possible, from Copernicus all the way to the first-ever robot astronaut!

Quiz: Space Exploration

Quiz: Space Exploration: Test your knowledge of space trivia, and see if you’re a space cadet or a full-fledged astronaut.

Current Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Current Hurricanes & Tropical Storms: View the path of current hurricanes and tropical storms in our newest data layer, updated every 30 minutes.

The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean: Learn about lawlessness at sea with a global exploration from journalist Ian Urbina.

Discover in Street View

Take a trip through our tours of 360-degree imagery. New this month you can visit Catalonia, Poland, Portugal, Pakistan, Russia and the United States.

James Cook’s First Voyage to New Zealand

James Cook’s First Voyage to New Zealand: Join James Cook and Tupaia aboard the Endeavour as we retrace their exploration of New Zealand for the 250th anniversary of the voyage.

Epic Summer Festivals

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Epic Summer Festivals: ’Tis the season for festivals of all kinds. Explore Burning Man (shown above), Glastonbury and more.

Southern Hemisphere Ski Spots

Southern Hemisphere Ski Spots: Depending on where you live, it might be time to strap on those ski boots. Explore some of the top ski destinations in the southern hemisphere according to Google Local Guides.

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