Although the cooperative partnership between Google and NASA, first announced in September 2005, quickly faltered on initial setbacks, today the two institutions announced the relationship was indeed secure and that their joint efforts would be publicly announced ‘soon.’
The first partnership project will involve making NASA data available online. From Cnet:
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said in a statement that “soon” there will be Google Earth flyovers available for the surfaces of Mars and the moon. Additional data will include real-time weather forecasting and visualization, as well as tracking of the International Space Station and space shuttle activity.
Other noncommittal hints even alluded to a possible NASA-Google joint space mission.