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NASA App

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Come explore with NASA and discover the latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories, tweets, NASA TV and featured content with the NASA App for Android.

Features:
- Over 12,000 images (and growing everyday)
- Latest news and features stories
- Latest on demand NASA videos from around the agency
- Current NASA mission Information
- Live streaming of NASA TV
- Launch information & countdown clocks
- Current visible passes for the International Space Station (ISS) and notifications
- ISS and Earth orbiting satellite trackers
- NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
- Facebook® Connect and integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
- NASA TV and what's on your TV schedules
- Map, information and links to all of the NASA visitor centers
- Featured content and program sections
- Third Rock Radio (alternative rock radio station)
- Favorites & image bookmarks

ISSLive

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Interact with live streaming data from the International Space Station (ISS), Take virtual 3D tours of the Mission Control Center (MCC) and ISS, and View console displays, crew and science timelines for a fun, educational experience with NASA.

Features:
– Live streaming data from the ISS onboard systems and mission timelines
– Crew and Science timelines with individual crewmember, social media, and international science experiment details
– Console displays with live streaming systems data and educational material to describe how the ISS works
– Virtual Mission Control Center is a 3D replica of the MCC in Houston, TX organized to describe how the mission control team supporting the ISS work
– Links to the five International Partner Space Agencies mission information
– Educational lessons that interact with the live streaming system data accessible through the website link

ISSLive!: ISS Mission Control in Your Pocket

International Space Station Live! or ISSLive! includes a website and mobile applications that tie ISS streaming systems data and operational timelines into one “Rich Internet Application (RIA)” experience. The application offers data on real time parameters such as station position, internal environment, altitude, payload rack science activities and other interesting data and crew activities. ISSLive! ties this data into an interactive application which includes the latest social media feeds.

ISSLive! contains a scrollable timeline, with a ‘public-friendly’ view of crew and payload activities. It uses some of the latest interactive web content technologies, including 3D interactive virtual views of the MCC and ISS. ISSLive! is a “one-stop shop” for ISS data, letting users in on the fascinating activities that happen daily onboard the ISS.

Working with the NASA Education Office, ISSLive! content serves as the basis for development of interactive lessons in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. ISSLive! is also a resource for the space enthusiast, the educator, and the life-long learner to participate in the mission of the ISS.

Sector 33

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It’s a stormy Friday evening in Northern California as the evening rush of air traffic fast approaches the San Francisco Bay Area. All the flights going to San Francisco airport from the east pass through “Sector 33” – YOUR Sector of the airspace.

As the lead air traffic controller for Sector 33, you must merge the arriving planes into a single traffic stream as they pass over Modesto, CA on the western edge of your sector. The planes must be properly spaced and arrive over Modesto as soon as possible. Every minute you delay a plane during the traffic rush, that delay is passed on to ALL the other planes flying behind it. Although time is of the essence, to assure safety, the planes must NEVER violate minimum spacing requirements.

Can you handle Sector 33?

Features:

- 35 problems
- 2 to 5 airplanes
- Speed and route controls
- Thunderstorm obstacles
- 4 levels of controller certification
- Locked levels
- Scoring for each problem
- Scoring for each certification level
- In-game introduction
- In-game hints
- Help section
- Extra videos
- Links to related websites
- Links to social websites

Rocket Science 101

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You don't have to be a rocket scientist to launch a NASA spacecraft with NASA's Rocket Science 101 (RS101)! Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit. As you take the RS101 challenge, you can learn more about thrilling missions and the various components of the launch vehicles, how they are configured and how they work together to successfully launch a NASA spacecraft. NASA's Launch Services Program (LSP) does the same things for real rockets and exciting spacecraft missions every day - now it's your turn!

NASA Desert RATS Virtual Site

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The Desert RATS Virtual Test Site is a 3-D environment that combines NASA models with topography and satellite imagery to bring the Arizona analog to your mobile device. Navigate your avatar around the 2011 Base Camp to see hardware NASA is testing in the field. Visit kiosks at each asset to learn about how it fits into the future of space exploration and link to the projects on the web. An aerial map is also provided to show NASA science sites along the Black Point Lava Flow and share the questions geologists hope to answer during the outing.

About Desert RATS:
For 14 years NASA's Desert Research and Technology Studies (Desert RATS) analog has brought together scientists and engineers to test robotic equipment, vehicles, habitats, space suits, communications, and power generation and storage in remote locations similar to future destinations in space. The teams evaluate mobility, infrastructure, and effectiveness in the harsh environments, and conduct scientific studies similar to those that would be performed on the moon, near Earth asteroids, or Mars and its moons. Analogs like Desert RATS provide NASA with data about strengths, limitations, and the validity of planned human-robotic exploration operations, and help define ways to combine human and robotic efforts to enhance scientific exploration. Other NASA analog locations include the Antarctic, oceans, and arctic and volcanic environments.

NASA HIAD

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A giant cone of inner tubes stacked together may someday help cargo, or even people, land on another planet or return to Earth. NASA calls the spacecraft technology HIAD - Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.

Learn the challenges NASA faces as it works to develop an inflatable spacecraft. Choose the right shape, materials and trajectory to use a HIAD to bring cargo back from space.

To successfully guide an inflatable spacecraft through the super heat of atmospheric re-entry requires the right stuff. If you inflate too early, your shape is incorrect or your material isn’t strong enough - you burn up. And if you get all that right and miss the target the mission is a bust.

Try your hand at landing a HIAD and become a rocket scientist. Advance through all stages at each of the four levels, collecting up to three stars for each successful landing.

The HIAD game challenges players to successfully land a HIAD after launching from the International Space Station and arriving at a target ground point on Earth. To successfully reach the target, players must:

• Undock from the ISS and use thruster control to steer the spacecraft towards the desired de-orbit point
• Inflate the HIAD aeroshell to reduce velocity and protect the payload from the heat of atmospheric re-entry
• Steer the inflated HIAD to the ground target prior to parachute deployment, taking into account the prevailing winds
• Customize the HIAD vehicle to achieve different performance characteristics to improve results

FEATURES

• Multiple spacecraft configurations and options
• Speed and trajectory controls
• In-game introduction
• Four levels of engineering mastery
• Locked levels
• Scoring for each level
• Help section
• Links to related website

Space Place Prime

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Space Place Prime brings you the best of NASA in one sleek, easy-to-navigate platform. A spinoff of NASA’s popular kids’ Space Place website (spaceplace.nasa.gov), Space Place Prime has something for all age groups. From timely, educational, and easy-to-read articles and activities from the Space Place and other science websites, to the latest and most impressive NASA space and Earth imagery and a wide array of informational movies, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied and informed. Content is updated daily, retaining the previous few days worth of features. Favorites can be tagged for permanent archive. Facebook, twitter, and e-mail connections make any feature easy to share.