Monday, October 27, 2014

Thirty Five Completely FREE NASA apps!

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There is nothing more fascinating, in my opinion, than aeronautics and space.  So I have compiled a list of all NASA apps in order of popularity on iTunes for all our space buffs--young and old.
The best thing about these apps?  They are all completely FREE with no in-app purchases.
"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong.



** Please note: Only the app's developer can control when an app is free or not. All apps that we post as Good Free Apps of the Day are verified to be free at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.**

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NASA App (iOS Universal)
Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA App for iOS.
Features:
• View over 13,000 images (and growing everyday)
• Watch over 11,000 on demand NASA Videos from around the agency
• Rate photos and videos, then check out which ones make the top rated list

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NASA Visualization Explorer (iOS Universal)
NASA SCIENCE: REVEALED! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iOS device. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format.
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NASA Television (iOS Universal)
The NASA Television App brings live and on-demand TV programming to your iOS device. Watch the latest NASA events unfold in real-time or select from a list of recently uploaded videos. Plan your viewing up to a week in advance with the NASA TV schedule, and check out a list of NASA-related programming on other networks.
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NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator (iPhone/2x iPad)
Welcome to the NASA Lunar Electric Rover (LER) Simulator. You don’t need a driver’s license, but you still need to buckle up as the LER Simulator gives you a glimpse of what it might be like to support the activities of a functioning Lunar Outpost. Get busy. You never know if your skills here will become a major part of the NASA Astronaut application process in the future.
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Rocket Science 101 (iOS Universal)
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to launch a NASA spacecraft with NASA's Rocket Science 101 (RS101)! Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. As you take the RS101 challenge, you can learn more about thrilling missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, how they are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a NASA spacecraft.
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AstroApp: Space Shuttle Crew (iOS Universal)
NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends after 30 years. Celebrate this accomplishment with us. Get to know all the space travelers who flew on this unique vehicle. You can sort by name and mission. The “Suit Me Up” feature allows you to become a Space Shuttle astronaut yourself. Share it with your friends and family.
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ISSLive (iOS Universal)
See Real Time Data and what’s happening onboard the International Space Station.
Interact with live streaming data from the International Space Station (ISS), Take virtual 3D tours of the Mission Control Center (MCC) and ISS, and View console displays, crew and science timelines for a fun, educational experience with NASA.
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Sector 33 (iOS Universal)
It’s a stormy Friday evening in Northern California as the evening rush of air traffic fast approaches the San Francisco Bay Area. All the flights going to San Francisco airport from the east pass through “Sector 33” – YOUR Sector of the airspace. As the lead air traffic controller for Sector 33, you must merge the arriving planes into a single traffic stream as they pass over Modesto, CA on the western edge of your sector.
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NASA Space Weather (iPhone/2x iPad)
The NASA Space Weather App provides access to space environment information from the sun to the earth, giving users a look at complex physical processes as they evolve, and how these processes affect the near earth space environment. Enormous explosions of gas and charged particles from the sun, known as Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs, can be viewed on the NASA Space Weather App minutes after an eruption has been observed from satellites like the joint European Space Agency and NASA mission Solar.. 
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NASA Science: A Journey of Discovery (iPad only)
NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our planet Earth, our Sun and solar system, and the universe out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence. This NASA Science application brings you the latest information from NASA’s Science Missions, including the spacecraft, their instruments, the data, and what we are learning about the questions we seek to answer.
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NASA Earth As Art (iPad only)
In 1960 the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This app celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere.
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What’s Up at Wallops (iPad/iPhone)
What’s Up at Wallops enhances communication between NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and the public about current and upcoming WFF missions. View the date and time for an upcoming mission, along with additional details about the craft involved. Check visibility maps showing where you will be able to see launches, view 3D trajectory data, and use a compass to point yourself in the direction of the launch.
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Space Place Prime (iOS Universal)
Space Place Prime is a content presentation app that gathers some of the best and most recent offerings from NASA. A spinoff of NASA’s popular kids’ Space Place website (spaceplace.nasa.gov or science.nasa.gov/kids), Space Place Prime has intergenerational appeal. It taps timely educational and easy-to-read articles from the website, as well as daily updates of NASA space and Earth-from-space images and the latest informative videos.
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AstroApp: Space Station Crew (iOS Universal)
Did you know humans live and work off-planet 24/7? Look up at night and you might see them streak across the sky onboard the International Space Station orbiting more than 220 miles overhead every 90 minutes at 17,500 mph. Space travelers representing 15 partner countries learn how to survive and thrive in the hostile environment of zero-g on this unique vehicle, assembled by humans bolt by bolt, module by module IN SPACE.
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Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle (iPad only)
Ascent is a compilation of film and video representing the best of the best ground based Shuttle motion imagery from the STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions. This app includes the entire Ascent production with commentary, numerous additional scenes, selected images, production notes, and an unreleased trailer.
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NASA Desert RATS Virtual Test Site (iOS Universal)
The Desert RATS Virtual Test Site is a 3-D environment that combines NASA models with topography and satellite imagery to bring the Arizona analog to your mobile device. Navigate your avatar around the 2011 Base Camp to see hardware NASA is testing in the field. Visit kiosks at each asset to learn about how it fits into the future of space exploration and link to the projects on the web.
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Space Communications and Navigation: NetworKing (iOS Universal)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program is responsible for providing communications and navigation services to space flight missions located throughout the solar system. Astronauts, mission controllers, and scientists depend upon the reliable transmission of information between Earth and spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO) or deep space.
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NASA HIAD (iOS Universal)
A giant cone of inner tubes stacked together may someday help cargo, or even people, land on another planet or return to Earth. NASA calls the spacecraft technology HIAD - Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator. Learn the challenges NASA faces as it works to develop an inflatable spacecraft. Choose the right shape, materials and trajectory to use a HIAD to bring cargo back from space.
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Images Of Change (iPad only)
Natural disasters, a warming climate, and human activities are rapidly altering the face of our planet. NASA’s Images of Change app lets you take a close-up view of many of these changes in an exciting and hands-on format. The app presents a curated collection of the best image pairs from NASA’s Global Climate Change website. These image pairs show areas that have been subject to natural disasters or seen significant change over time.
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NASA Technology Innovation 16.1 (iPad only)
Technology Innovation is a digital publication of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate which will feature the latest space technology innovators and project developments across the agency. It will also highlight the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation. This issue focuses on a few of the innovators, systems, and materials that helped to make 2012 a groundbreaking year in Mars exploration.
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Space365 (iOS Universal)
When did Neil Armstrong land on the moon? When was Jon Stewart born? What space events happened around my birthday? 
Free, fun Space365 lets you see what NASA events and quirky trivia facts happened each day of the year. Great for parties! Space365 requires a WiFi or cellular network connection to access the extensive NASA timeline database.
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iMorpheus (iOS Universal)
Project Morpheus is testing a new NASA spacecraft at the Johnson Space Center, and the iMorpheus iOS app aims to bring you right to the center of the action! iMorpheus streams real lander telemetry from the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center and builds a live, real-time 3D simulation during actual engine and performance tests. If the lander isn't being tested, you can just go to manual and have your own virtual test flight around JSC!
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NASA Science Mission Highlights (iPad only)
This digital publication highlights just a few of NASA’s many exciting science missions. Here you will learn about the missions designed to accomplish NASA’s overarching science goals in Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, and astrophysics. NASA is always finding ways to bring the benefits of space exploration back to Earth. Exploring near and far for the benefit of all.
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Rescue 406 (iOS Universal)
A distress call from an emergency beacon goes off somewhere in the world. Satellites orbiting high above Earth receive the signal and relay the person’s location to search and rescue crews on the ground. Using the information from these satellites, you must direct the rescue effort. You’ll need to be quick to keep up with an increasing number of people in trouble!
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30 Years Shuttlebook (iPad only)
The Space Shuttle fleet set high marks of achievement and endurance through 30 years of missions, from its first, when STS-1 launched on April 12, 1981, to its last, when STS-135 landed on July 21, 2011. Beginning with the orbiter Columbia and continuing with Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Space Shuttle has carried people into orbit; launched, recovered, and repaired satellites; conducted cutting-edge research; and helped build the largest artificial structure in space, the International Space Station.
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Space Junk Sammy (iOS Universal)
Space Junk Sammy is a fun and educational new app from NASA! Space junk is becoming a big problem for many of NASA’s space missions. We need your help to clean up the junk in orbit! In this game, you clean up space and learn about NASA at the same time. Explore the orbits around Earth, Moon and Mars and upgrade your spacecraft with cool new equipment like laser deflectors and rocket attachments.
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NASA Glenn Research Center: The Early Years (iPad only)
A photographic retrospective of the first forty years of operation at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Drawn from a large collection of archived photos, these images and in-depth descriptions provide an insight into the research, people, and activities that helped pioneer America’s advances in aeronautics and space technology. Get a unique view and understanding of NASA Glenn’s history from 1941 through 1979.
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NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) Mobile (iOS Universal)
The NASA OIG provides independent and objective oversight of NASA programs and operations. Get the latest information on the OIG audit reports, investigations, special reviews, semiannual reports, and congressional testimony.
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Spinoff 2012 (iPad only)
NASA Spinoff profiles the best examples of technology that have been transferred from NASA research and missions into commercial products. From life-saving satellite systems to hospital robots that care for patients and more, NASA technologies benefit society. There’s more space in your life than you think!
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NASA Technology Innovation 16.2 (iPad only)
Technology Innovation is a digital publication of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate which features cutting-edge technology innovators and projects across the agency. It also highlights the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation and the world.
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EAServices (iOS Universal)
The Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate provides core engineering disciplines, facilities, and laboratories for Human Spaceflight Programs. The Engineering Directorate develops many of the technologies that are needed for the exploration of space. This application highlights some of the innovative technologies developed at NASA JSC and the technical facilities used to evaluate these technologies.
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NASA Spinoff 2013 (iPad only)
NASA Spinoff profiles the best examples of technology that have been transferred from NASA research and missions into commercial products. From life-saving satellite systems to hospital robots that care for patients and more, NASA technologies benefit society. There’s more space in your life than you think!
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SSC Site Status (iOS universal)
View the current Site Status and info for Outdoor Notification System for Stennis Space Center and receive alerts whenever a new Site Status is posted.  The SiteStatus app has been updated with an added tab for viewing the latest Severe Weather update for SSC and includes Push Notifications for the same category.
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LSP Activity Book (iPad only)
Come color with Peter the Payload as your tour guide on an interactive NASA adventure from Payload Processing through Liftoff! Unleash your inner artist as you explore the Launch Services Program (LSP) Activity Book. This iPad app is a digital activity book that the whole family will be sure to enjoy.
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NASA Flywheel (iPad only)
Researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH are working on advanced flywheel energy storage systems. This app offers augmented reality views of the latest flywheel hardware and space application of the technology. Additional video and imagery are also included. A printed target, available for download on the app support page, is required to experience the augmented reality content.
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Lisa M always thought that NASA invented Velcro, but according to Wikipedia it was invented by Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral in 1948.

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