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Track the Brink Expedition on World Wind

World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

Using NASA World Wind schools around the planet have followed Kendon over the Andes, across the Atlantic Ocean and beyond the Himalayas. Once installed you can monitor cyclones, monsoons, sand storms and heavy snow falls that lay in the path of the Brink Expedition.

After you have followed the instructions below click on "Start World Wind" and you will automatically be taken to the current GPS position of the Brink Expedition. From there you can track the expedition across difficult mountain terrain, panning, rotating and zooming right into the Brink Expedition's position all the way to Mount Everest Base Camp and beyond!

What are you waiting for!

* N.B. The Start World Wind button will not execute untill you have followed the instructions below!

* N.B. The Start World Wind button will not execute untill you have followed the instructions below!


Particular focus was put into the ease of usability so people of all ages can enjoy World Wind. All one needs to control World Wind is a two button mouse. Additional guides and features can be accessed though a simplified menu. Navigation is automated with single clicks of a mouse as well as the ability to type in the location of the Brink Expedition and automatically zoom into it.

The World Wind install package is all you need to get started. It contains all the other requirements such as the .NET runtime and managed DirectX library. However if you are prompted for the latest versions of these applications you can download .NET runtime environment from HERE and DirectX runtime from HERE.

Just download the ZIP file, extract and run the setup program to begin exploring the globe!


Download: Download World Wind here including Recommended Specifications, Notes and Updates


Features: 3D Engine, Blue Marble, Landsat 7, SRTM, MODIS, GLOBE and Landmark Set
Screenshots Screenshots: Samples
Forum Forum: General, Announcements, Bug Reports, Support and Suggestions
Frequent Asked Questions FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Manual Manual: Introduction and Key Chart
Add-on Packs Add-on Packs: These packs add data to World Wind. For use while the server is off-line.
World Wind in the News World Wind in the News: See what others are saying about World Wind
Contact Us Contact Us: Feedback and Development team


Special Thanks

A critical part of the NASA charter is to inspire the next generation of explorers.

NASA has made available World Wind for use with the Brink Innovative Education Project. With this amazing dynamic planetary visualisation tool, it will now be possible for Australian students to intimately track the Brink Expedition and enter a whole new world of discovery!

Special thanks must go to:

Mike Griffin | NASA Administrator

Patrick Hogan | Director of NASA Learning Technologies

Bjorn Reppen | Software Developer designing plug-in's for NASA's World Wind software | Bjorn's website

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