USA TODAY delivers a best-in-class AR hologram rocket launch experience on our new 321 LAUNCH app. Our space experts from Florida Today are your guides through this one-of-a-kind experience.

During a live launch, watch an AR rocket liftoff from any flat surface, as an animated hologram shows you what the actual rocket is doing in real-time. Telemetry data generates a predictive flight-path allowing you to follow the speed, acceleration, and altitude of an active launch live in AR, simply by pointing your phone towards the sky. Tap to live video coverage of the launch and follow live commentary as you watch from anywhere in the world.

Also check out our launch simulation as space experts guide you through an interactive rocket assembly, readying the launch-pad, and blasting off towards the exosphere, before separation and re-entry. You control a launch mission in this interactive AR experience, and learn what it takes to launch a rocket from Kennedy Space Center.

Launch a Falcon 9 rocket now; Atlas V coming soon!

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Version 1.1.1 improves client-server communication to allow more people than ever to watch launches in AR.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

195 Ratings

195 Ratings

Wow! My nerd is Satisfied! 🚀 Great app!


Skimming the store... have nothing to do... oooo... what’s this? A simulation... free? Cool! I’ll try! Opens app... Starts simulation... OMG this fantastic!

Seriously I loved this app! It is free ,though doesn’t have much to offer yet. The idea is fantastic being able to move my phone and look at the engines, capsule, and all the rocket freely was great. Then the app gave many intuitive facts, some I knew some I didn’t. Then I followed the Falcon 9 in flight, separates stages, etc. I am yet to see flights live (another great idea I’m going to geek out on). My only complaint is that you can’t skip the facts about the launch pad, since I played the simulation multiple times.
I highly recommend this app to nerds or non-nerds! Cannot wait for the Atlas V to be added.

The app isn’t working for anything I’m using


I’m very interested in this app and it looks like an amazing and fun idea, except that whenever I try and use it, when you should see through the camera while scanning for a flat surface, I see nothing but a blue screen. I have an iPhone 6 which meets the system requirements and I also tried to work the app on my family member’s iPad Air, which also meets the requirements. But still, I can’t even scan for a flat surface, preventing me from using the app. I would love to see an update where this is fixed quickly, since it’ll help everyone out

Not recommended for enthusiasts.


Besides being on time, having a small on the upper right corner and audio, this app is useless. The AR doesn’t doesn’t work, everything is pixelated and unless you’re in the middle of a launch, there’s nothing to do. I wanted to like this but it doesn’t meet the basic requirements of functionality on an app. I have no idea what team of people approved this but it’s pitiful. If anything, this ruined my rocket experience. Points for trying?


116.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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