Good news space nerds. NASA just released an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The application is available free of charge in the iTunes App Store.
The new NASA app collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources. It will also deliver a wealth of information, videos, images and news updates about future NASA missions.
Here’s a quote from the official press released posted on the U.S. Air Force’s website:
“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 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.