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

Version 5.9

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

SpaceNerd16 ,

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.

Robotech58 ,

Fixed It

They're BAACCKKK...!
A previous 'update' broke the app for those of us using older 32-bit devices, proving once again that the latest is not necessarily the greatest...
This version fixes that, and I can run it once more on my 3rd generation iPad, and finally get rid of that annoying 'app update available' symbol.

deezorama ,

Good app but no longer works with iOS 9

The app is well done. My daughter and I used it to look at the different crafts. However, in the latest update, they took away support for iOS 9. It no longer works on our iPad 3. Really a shame.

I was hoping they would have fixed it by now, but they haven't.


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


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