EarthBall Globes are created with the most modern NASA satellite digital images. As part of NASA’s “Blue Marble Project,” the first giant satellite imagery EarthBalls were created for the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. EarthBalls continue to be the most photo-realistic giant globes ever made.
One lucky EarthBall travelled in the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis and was launched into orbit with seven astronauts. During their 9 day mission, comprising 143 Earth orbits and 3.7 million miles, the crew of STS-45 deployed the Earthball as an assistant in filming the educational video “The Atmosphere Below.”
The cities glow-in-the-dark!