What is the NASA App?
Are you interested in what NASA has been up to? The NASA app for iPhone and iPod Touch will keep you up to date on NASA's latest doings. With this app, you can have access to news articles, images of distant stars and planets taken with powerful telescopes, videos, and more. The NASA app is free to download and requires either a WiFi or a 3G network connection. 1
The following is a list of features that the NASA app offers 2 :
- Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD, and NASAImages.org
- On demand NASA videos from around the agency
- Live streaming of NASA TV
- Current NASA mission info
- Launch info and Countdown clocks
- Current visible passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
- ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
- NASA Twitter feeds
- Facebook Connect and Integrated Twitter client
What are the Benefits?
- High quality Hubble Telescope images
- Greater understanding of NASA's missions and contributions
- Education on outer-space
What are the Risks?
Since the NASA app is meant for educational purposes, it is most likely not a threat to you or your child. However, there are other apps that may be questionable and should be reviewed before downloading.