NASA has released previously unseen images from all the Apollo missions. For the first time in App Store, now you can browse through all the missions and see the pictures that astronauts have taken during those missions. You can also get quick facts and information about the Solar System in a simple animated interface. Finally, you can also see today's Astronomy Picture Of the Day, as well as pictures from the past.
- Astronomy Picture Of the Day can now be zoomed, scrolled and shared with other applications
- Fixed a Solar System display issue on smaller screen sizes
- Now using higher resolution icons
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent Space App
This is simply an astonishing find - to be able to see never before seen photos of the Apollo missions on my phone is a dream come true. Plus the app provides facts and information which is just over the top. Thank You!
Great, educational app
This app was made for educational purposes of an audience of 4+ years olds to explore space related topics. The app includes 3 general sections- Apollo Missions, Solar System, Picture of the day. These sections are placed at the bottom of the screen. Within each section are other options to explore. By clicking on the Solar System option, the page is divided in half displaying all the names of the planets with a small picture of each on one side and a description of the selected planet on the other. The app allows you to click on which ever planet you choose, then pops up the description on the other side of the screen that includes information on the planets class, diameter, mass, number of moons, orbit, day length, temperature, and gravity. Within the Picture Of The Day category, a clear astronomic picture pops up with a paragraph under it describing what it is. A “previous” button appears in the top left corner that allows you to move to other dates and see pictures from previous days. The overall background of the app is black, which is easy on the eyes and allows pictures and text to appear clearly. You are allowed to copy information off the app and paste elsewhere, but uploading your own stuff onto the app is not an option. I have rated this app 4 out of 5 stars because each time I clicked on the Apollo Missions section a black screen would pop up every time (even after reinstalling the app). Other than this issue, the app is easy to use, provides great information, and would be very useful for education purposes.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.