NASA App now Available from App Store

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WASHINGTON -- A NASA App for the iPhone and iPod touch is available
free of charge at the App Store from Apple. The NASA application will
deliver a wealth of information, videos, images and news updates
about NASA missions to people's fingertips.

"Making NASA more accessible to the public is a high priority for the
agency," said Gale Allen, director of Strategic Integration and
Management for NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate in
Washington. "Tools like this allow us to provide users easy access to
NASA information and progress at a fast pace."

The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection
of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various
online NASA sources. Users can access NASA countdown clocks, the NASA
Image of the Day, Astronomy Image of the Day, online videos, NASA's
many Twitter feeds and other information in a convenient mobile
package. It delivers NASA content in a clear and intuitive way by
making full use of the iPhone and iPod touch features, including the
Multi-Touch user interface. The New Media Team at NASA's Ames
Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., developed the application.

The NASA App also allows users to track the current positions of the
International Space Station and other spacecraft currently orbiting
Earth in three views: a map with borders and labels, visible
satellite imagery, or satellite overlaid with country borders and

"We're excited to deliver a wide range of up-to-the-minute NASA
content to iPhone and iPod touch users," said Gary Martin, director
of the New Ventures and Communications Directorate at Ames. "The NASA
App provides an easy and interesting way for the public to experience
space exploration."

For more information about NASA's iPhone application, visit:


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