Space Junk Sammy
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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. Grab coins to purchase upgrades and you can help NASA! Space Junk Sammy is developed by the NASA Space Operations Learning Center.
About Space Operations Learning Center:
NASA’s Space Operations Learning Center is an educational/outreach program designed to teach kids all over the world about space, technology, and engineering concepts. We have lots of fun and educational content for students and teachers to learn all about things like satellites, orbits, mission planning, and many other things! Check it out!
What's New in Version 1.1
iOS 6 support
It's a nice game to teach kids more about space. Not very many levels though. Only for kids who are middle school and up though as there is a lot of reading for the learning portion and the vocab could be confusing.
Also I saw that the perigee and apogee were switched in the picture. The description is correct though.
Doesn't give me much confidence in NASA
This is a very simple game and got boring very quickly. As someone else pointed out, the drawing showing apogee and perigee is wrong. It really reflects poorly on NASA when they didn't catch this mistake. When they are sending live bodies into space I hope they are triple checking everything so they don't overlook simple mistakes such as this. It could get someone killed. They are trying to generate interest in NASA. Simple mistakes like this are not the way for kids to have confidence that NASA knows what they are doing.
Even though there is the apogee/perigee typo, this cute game and is chock full of cool info. Kids will love it! I recommend it to anyone who likes space. Adults, too! Simple to use, and if you beat it, just reset it! How could anyone deny the cuteness and awesomeness of S.J. Sammy!?!?
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 06, 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 21.1 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: NASA
- © NASA 2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).