Johnson Space Center, Houston

Damn, that’s a big ol’ rocket! It’s a Saturn V Rocket at the Johnson Space Center. Glen Vigus said: The Saturn V rockets were used to launch the Apollo missions to the moon from 1968 to 1972. The Saturn V…

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Friday, 22nd April 2005

Looking at them listening to us

The 70 metre DSS-14 Deep Space Antenna was built by NASA in 1966 and services radio and radar astronomy projects, as well as occasionally tracking long-distance spacecraft. Apparently it weighs nearly 6 million pounds (2,721,554 kilos). Thanks: Bill

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Bailey Yard

Especially for Andrew Scott, we’re finally posting some trains Union Pacific’s classification yard in North Platte, Nebraska is the world’s largest railroad classification yard. The yard is made up of 315 miles of track, and up to 10,000 railroad cars…

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

We Honor Those Who Serve America

Props for this one go to Quentin and Peter Grabowsky, who both sent us this pretty darn huge message, which is apparently directed to the airmen flying in and out of Offutt AFB near Omaha, Nebraska.

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Thursday, 21st April 2005

Spaghetti Junction

‘Spaghetti Junction‘ is the intersection of I-85 and I-285 in Atlanta, GA. Thanks to Chris Martin, Brad and df. Scary stuff. Codeman30 thinks that the intersection of I-75 and I-20 is scarier though…

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Wednesday, 20th April 2005

Black Rock City (Burning Man)

This is the site of Black Rock City, which is built and torn down every year for the week long annual Burning Man festival. Chach says: Looks like this was flown shortly before the festival.. the street grid and intial…

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Tuesday, 19th April 2005

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

On this day: The Corinth Canal Opened

On July 25, 1893, the Corinth Canal in Greece opened. Envisioned for millennia, the waterway was cut through rock to…

On this day: The Menin Gate Was Unveiled

On July 24, 1927, the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing was unveiled in Ypres, Belgium. The Gate commemorates soldiers…

Top Ten World’s Tallest Statues

The roster of the world’s tallest statues is dominated by Buddhist figures, with most of the top ten (actually 11…

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