Free NASA app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch now available

The NASA App for the iPhone and iPod touch is available free of charge at Apple’s iTunes App Store. The NASA application will deliver a wealth of information, videos, images and news updates about NASA missions to people’s fingertips.

“Making NASA more accessible to the public is a high priority for the agency,” said Gale Allen, director of Strategic Integration and Management for NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in Washington, in the press release. “Tools like this allow us to provide users easy access to NASA information and progress at a fast pace.”

The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources. Users can access NASA countdown clocks, the NASA Image of the Day, Astronomy Image of the Day, online videos, NASA’s many Twitter feeds and other information in a convenient mobile package. It delivers NASA content in a clear and intuitive way by making full use of the iPhone and iPod touch features, including the Multi-Touch™ user interface. The New Media Team at NASA’s Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., developed the application.

The NASA App also allows users to track the current positions of the International Space Station and other spacecraft currently orbiting Earth in three views: a map with borders and labels, visible satellite imagery, or satellite overlaid with country borders and labels.

“We’re excited to deliver a wide range of up-to-the-minute NASA content to iPhone and iPod touch users,” said Gary Martin, director of the New Ventures and Communications Directorate at Ames, in the press release. “The NASA App provides an easy and interesting way for the public to experience space exploration.”

Get the free NASA app for Apple iPhone and iPod touch via Apple’s iTunes App Store here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]

22 Comments

  1. It’s a great app, and you can watch countdowns that should’ve happened but were postponed, and on the app it goes ahead anyway. I recommend it. Oh, and basic info is also available offline.

  2. “..The NASA application will deliver a wealth of information, videos, images and news updates about NASA missions to people’s fingertips..”

    I’d no idea that NASA was running missions to people’s fingertips. So that’s that tickling feeling..

  3. This is interesting…what’s the app that allows you to look at the sky and have it show you what planets and stars are where? Trying to find it but for some reason I’m coming up empty. 🙁

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