Free NASA iPhone App

Article written: 27 Oct , 2009
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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NASA announced last week they had developed the first iPhone application geared specifically for keeping track of all things NASA. I don’t have an iPhone, so I didn’t look into it, but the iPhone users I know seem to be very excited about it. So here’s all the info you should need to hook up with NASA via your iPhone:

The NASA App is available free of charge on the App Store from Apple directly to the iPhone and iPod Touch or within iTunes.

What does it do?

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 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.

For more info, here’s NASA’s iPhone app page.

And if you want to watch NASA TV on your iPhone, check out this link from Akamai

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3 Responses

  1. uncledan says

    Got the NASA app. Great app – and free. NASA should be commended for this.

  2. Sili says

    Not that I have one – or expect to get one – but is there a Heavens Above applet yet? I can see the benefit to just pointing the thing at lights in the sky and be told that there Jupiter, Venus or Sirius (for us stoopeeds, who don’t know these things). Or be able to locate the accurate direction to look for the ISS passing before it arrives.

  3. William928 says

    @uncledan:

    You’re right, NASA should be commended for this. Thanks for the review. I don’t have an iphone yet, but you can bet this will be one of the first apps I download!

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