NASA's Spacecraft 3D is an augmented reality (AR) application that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on your mobile device, you can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space. Spacecraft 3D will be updated over time to include more of the amazing spacecraft that act as our robotic eyes on the earth, the solar system and beyond!
Please look forward to interacting with even more iconic NASA missions in future updates!
This app requires a camera.
Fixed two finger pan direction in Manual Mode.
Pegasus-XL spacecraft is now a downloadable model rather than an included model.
Curiosity rover wheel textures fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for astronomy teachers
Bring boring spacecraft to life. Students can rotate craft, looking at them in different orientations. Many craft allow them to control robotic arms, store/unfold solar panels, and manipulate the craft so that students can see how they work.
Good job developers!! This takes learning to the next level. Absolutely love this!
This app essentially puts the holder of their phone or tablet into the powers of all the instruments that are off exploring the universe. First and foremost, it teaches them about the abilities of the different instruments we have in space for exploration and research and it allows them to research the environments that they are currently researching in space. This allows students an insight and as realistic as way as possible to be in space and viewing what is out their in this augmented reality app. Also, this gives people an ability to be interested in something as it is in their hand and they can essentially work with it as opposed to seeing pictures or reading about it. It would be a very useful app to engage children who enjoy space exploration and inform them about the many different jobs that go into making these types of machines and missions work from scientist, physics, engineer, astronaut and many more it would be a very useful tool in science classes as well as helping people realize the potential for future careers in the science field.
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- 310.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 California Institute of Technology
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.