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.
EarthBalls with glow-in-the-dark cities are currently sold at the following NASA locations: Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center in Houston, Stennis Space Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Ames Space Center, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA Glenn in Ohio, NASA Core (distributing NASA products to educators), and various NASA Learning Resource Centers.
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.”