By Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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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.
What's New in Version 5.0
- Added a new category of spacecraft: Launch, featuring five rockets with animations that include stage separations, fairing separations, and more!
- Added six new models: Five rockets, including the Atlas V 551, the Atlas V 401, the Delta II, the Delta II Heavy, and the P-POD.
- An all-new interface, enabling the user to download only the models you choose for a lighter footprint.
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.
Not compatibnle with my Iphone5 :(
I installed this app a few years ago, and thought it was a great, fun application. At some point, JPL made changes that make the latest versions incompatible with my phone. It is the only app that doesn't run on my phone!
I am very disappointed, having worked for JPL on the Pioneer, Viking and Voyager spacecraft! PLEASE JPL, debug the app and make it again compatible with the iPhone 5! My grandkids got a lot of fun out of the app, and it seems that fun new features have been added!
Definitely better than the 3D imager app they made for SLS but i'm still waiting for jpl to make an eyes on the solar system app. Not so keen on the AG thing with the camera but i guess if you wanna make it look like curiosity is exploring your desk it's kinda cool. Only downside is it gives you a few, then you gotta DL the rest of the vehicles. Good job JPL👍
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 06, 2016
- Version: 5.0
- Size: 279 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- © 2016 California Institute of Technology
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, 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), and iPod touch (6th generation).