Who didn’t want to become an astronaut when he was a kid? The wonders of space flight has always been a great joy for many young people and the young at heart. Unfortunately, part of the dream has ended. NASA recently launched its last space shuttle mission from the Kennedy Space Center.
However, on the same day of the launch, NASA also made another launch – this time into the Android Market with their official app. If you’ve ever been a fan of NASA and space exploration, this app has everything that you want.
So what exactly does it do? It’s pretty much a PR tool for NASA – but it’s a damn good PR tool. It gives access to exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else: live streams of NASA TV, photo collections from current and archived missions, plus news items from history. It also hooks up directly with the official NASA Twitter accounts, updating you on NASA news pretty much constantly.
The only complaints you can find about it are the pretty bare interface and lack of a Menu button. It would have been great if it had a more visual style and an easy-to-access way to interact with everything, but it works fine regardless.
Anyway, getting the NASA app is pretty much a must-do for any space enthusiasts. And it comes with the best price tag: it’s for free! So better drop by the Android Market and download the app to see a replay of the final launch, if you missed it.