Countdowns, NASA video, and the Image of the Day—all these are now viewable on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touches with the release of the NASA App at Apple’s App store.
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit recorded this forward view of its arm and surroundings on Oct. 11, 2009. Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech. “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. “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.
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.?
?For more information about NASA’s iPhone application, visit www.nasa.gov/iphone.
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