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NASA Android App, Explore Our Universe

NASA Android App, Explore Our Universe

Explore our solar system and the entire universe with the official, educational NASA Android App.

  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Size: 4.00MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Education
  • Price: Free

The NASA Android App opens to a homescreen with links to mission information, images, videos, tweets, NASA TV, and a whole lot more.

The NASA Missions page provides details on all of the current and future planned missions. For example, you can learn about the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, or the Kepler spacecraft (mission to find other Earth-like planets).

Check out the Image of the Day (IOTD) for unique insights into the world of NASA. Over WiFi, these images load quickly even though they are fairly high resolution. As of this review, there are nearly 1700 images to scroll through with most having a supporting caption. For pictures of stars, galaxies, and other bodies in the night sky, browse the Astro Pic of the Day (APOD).

The NASA Videos feature some incredible content, although it requires that you open it in the browser or with the YouTube Android app. Similarly, the live NASA TV programming must also be watched in your browser. Of course, in-app viewing would definitely be preferred for this type of content. You can also view the NASA TV schedule to find out when the content you want to watch will air (e.g. ISS Update, NASA Gallery, or This Week @ NASA).

  
  

Pros:

  • Details of current and future NASA missions
  • Image and Astro Pictures of the Day
  • NASA TV schedule and live streaming
  • News and features delivered in an organized RSS-type feed

 

Areas for improvement:

  • Stream NASA TV from within the app, not via the browser
  • Fast data connection required for images/videos

 

Conclusion: An awesome Android app for anyone who enjoys space, exploration, and NASA.

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2 Comments

  1. There actually is a dedicated app on Android Market for streaming live coverage. It’s called NASA TV. Perhaps they should put these 2 apps together into 1? :-)

  2. great one

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