With the inclusion of modern technology in our daily lives, exploring the cosmos has become a pretty easy thing. If you happen to own a smartphone or a tablet device then with the help of some real cool applications, you can explore the space frontiers right from your couch.
So NASA, a premier space exploration agency has recently released an app for iPad that provides mission information, videos and other online NASA sources.
NASA iPad App features
NASA has previously launched an iPhone app that has been a hit and a favorite amongst lot of users. But thanks to the bigger screen size of iPad, the NASA app has now got even more feature-rich and powerful.
When you launch the app for the first time, you will get an instant notification that there are links to Flash videos and features that are present on the standard webpage. Simply stating that some of NASA’s iPad app contents are not viewable within the app interface. You will see the entire solar system on apps main startup screen, tapping anyone of them will direct you to a more detailed explanation of them. Apart from solar system details about asteroids, meteors, comets are also available.
If you happen to be interested in International Space Station, you can simply tab on the Globe icon visible on top of apps main interface. The app will start detecting your location automatically and then will give you corresponding timings for the ISS sightings.
Next up is the “NASA Center” location icon where you can see a map showing the location of their centers. Just after “NASA Center” icon is the “Shuttle and Rocket Launch Schedule”. This option give users an insight that when will the missions take place. You can also find stuff like images and videos for international space station and outer space imagery.
I think if you own an iPad and is always inquisitive about the space technology then you should definitely buy NASA iPad app. Apart from providing loads of information the app is a great source of educational entertainment as well.
We are always intrigued by NASA and its astronauts because they boldly go on endeavors that many of us can think of only in our dreams. NASA’s website is full of loads of information, stunning imagery and some really cool downloads.
NASA has also launched some real cool stuff for the iOS users with various kind of NASA designed apps that will fulfill your inner astronaut instincts. Here are 3 of the best apps related to NASA that will give you information about outer space, scientific phenomenon’s related to space and things like elements around us.
NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator
Normally NASA creates educational and news app for users but this particular iOS app is totally different. It is a lunar rover simulator with which users can play around on their iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch. I think it’s a very challenging freebie, users are given tasks of maneuvering their rover across moon’s surface going through different hurdles.
The lunar rover controls are awesome and smooth as hell, you can choose from difficulty levels once you feel confident that you have got hold of the game. Apart from the gaming thing, app also provides users information about the previous and present lunar rovers that are currently there in NASA. You can download NASA Lunar Electric rover Simulator for free from Apple App store.
What’s amazing about this NASA TV app is that it not only provides you an archive of past NASA events in streaming video rather it offers users to tune-in live into NASA events. The app has a built-in scheduler that allows users to plan their NASA TV viewing almost a week ahead of normal schedule. I am sure that with this app installed on your iOS device you will never miss out any space launch, space walk or space station docking. You can download it for free from Apple App store.
HubbleSite for iOS is designed to deliver some stunning and jaw dropping imagery taken from Hubble telescope to your device. You can vote your favorite images on the app and there is a tab that will provide you detail information about the Hubble telescope. Using this app imagery you can also set wallpapers on your device. Download HubbleSite for iOS free from App store.
Do let us know in comments if you are aware of a apps related to NASA.