NASA has recently announced a new app for those who are interested in finding out more about the International Space Station (ISS). The new app will provide its users in depth news and details about the ongoing experiments of the space station, as well as exclusive videos, photos and interactive media.
The new NASA ISS app is called “Space Station Research Explorer” and it comes with a special section called Experiments. The Experiments section contains six categories and subcategories. Within the category section the app presents its users with experiments as dots on a timeline connected to other dots, showing how much time NASA spent on a particular experiment in orbit.
Users can explore the new NASA ISS app to witness specific experiments that are located in different categories and subcategories. Users can also use the search option in order to find certain experiments.
All the experiments feature descriptions that contain links, photos and published works. Also, the Experiments section is classified according to specific expeditions and sponsors.
NASA ISS app has a section called Facilities, which allows the user to look inside the station modules. The user can peak inside station modules like Destiny, Kibo and Columbus. The user can also scroll down and find the Benefits section, where there is plenty of info about Earth Benefits, Human Health or Global education. This will help the user further investigate the categories.
NASA ISS app has a Media section that includes Videos, Podcasts and Games. In the Games section, users can play games that include an introduction on how microgravity acts when playing a game that involves throwing balls.
The app has a links to NASA Science Casts and the Video section provides links to relevant videos. The lasts section features links to other space station research websites and several other NASA apps.
The International Space Station travels at an average of 27,724 km per hour and is located at approximately 330 to 435 lm in orbital altitude. The ISS is a microgravity and space research laboratory where scientists conduct experiments in the fields of human biology, biology, astronomy, meteorology and physics.
The new NASA ISS app can be downloaded for Android and iOS from iTunes and Google Play.
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