Add-on:Apollo Landings

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{{Infobox WorldWindAddon | {{Infobox WorldWindAddon |
name = Apollo Landings | name = Apollo Landings |
- screenshot = Apollolandingsaddon.jpg |+ screenshot = ApolloLandingsSmall.jpg |
caption = Apollo Landings add-on | caption = Apollo Landings add-on |
developer = 5of0 | developer = 5of0 |
- latest_release_version = 1.0 | + latest_release_version = 1.2.1 |
- latest_release_date = 2005-07-22 |+ latest_release_date = 2006-3-01 |
license = public domain | license = public domain |
- website = [http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=4210&hl= World Wind Forums] |+ website = [http://forum.worldwindcentral.com/showthread.php?t=4182 World Wind Forums] |
}} }}
-Thanks to Google's [http://moon.google.com/ tribute to the Apollo landings], I've been able to create an add-on for the moon that illustrates all the apollo landings.+Inspired by Google's [http://moon.google.com/ tribute to the Apollo landings], this add-on illustrates all the apollo landings and some impact sites as well.
-Note that the locations are estimates (more so for 12 & 14), I compared Google Moon with World Wind to pinpoint the locations, so they're not entirely exact. Also note that Apollo 13 didn't land because an explosion forced its early return (I didn't forget it.)+'''Update 2006-03-01: v. 1.2.1 released'''
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 +Version 1.2 includes an updated installer with uninstall capabilities and standardized naming, as well as the addition of some [http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_impact.html impact sites], pointed out by an anonymous forum guest. The 1.2.1 update includes better icons for the impact sites and a bug fix for an error in the icon locations.
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 +In version 1.1, thanks to the work of [http://www.xs4all.nl/~carlkop/stenneck.html Michael Stennecken] pointed out by [http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=5569&st=0&#entry29348 spectrel], I was able to add the [http://www.lunarrepublic.com/history/apollo_sites.shtml exact coordinates] of the landings. Thanks, Michael and spectrel!
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 +Note that Apollo 13 didn't land because an explosion forced its early return (I didn't forget it.)
The icons are linked to NASA's history pages, and the descriptions are "borrowed" from those pages. The icons are linked to NASA's history pages, and the descriptions are "borrowed" from those pages.
-Download the zip archive and unzip it into your World Wind 1.3 folder.+Download and run the installer to use it.
-*[http://www.twobeds.com/upload/userfiles/5of0/InstallApollo.exe Download plugin v1.0]+*[http://2bn.net/files/15/WorldWind_1_3_ApolloLandings_1_2_1.exe Download Add-on v. 1.2.1]
-*[http://forum.worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/index.php?showtopic=4210&hl= Official forum thread]+*[http://forum.worldwindcentral.com/showthread.php?t=4182 Official forum thread]

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Apollo Landings
Apollo Landings add-on
Apollo Landings add-on
Developer 5of0
Latest release 1.2.1 / 2006-3-01
License public domain
Web site World Wind Forums

Inspired by Google's tribute to the Apollo landings, this add-on illustrates all the apollo landings and some impact sites as well.

Update 2006-03-01: v. 1.2.1 released

Version 1.2 includes an updated installer with uninstall capabilities and standardized naming, as well as the addition of some impact sites, pointed out by an anonymous forum guest. The 1.2.1 update includes better icons for the impact sites and a bug fix for an error in the icon locations.

In version 1.1, thanks to the work of Michael Stennecken pointed out by spectrel, I was able to add the exact coordinates of the landings. Thanks, Michael and spectrel!

Note that Apollo 13 didn't land because an explosion forced its early return (I didn't forget it.) The icons are linked to NASA's history pages, and the descriptions are "borrowed" from those pages.

Download and run the installer to use it.


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