NASA launches space exploration app for the iPhone

NASA has launched a free iPhone application that allows users to easily access videos, images and news updates published by the space agency.  

The app – which was developed at the Ames Research Center in California – displays multiple countdown clocks, Twitter feeds and astronomy related multimedia.

“We’re excited to deliver a wide range of up-to-the-minute NASA content to iPhone and iPod touch users,” explained Ames spokesperson Gary Martin.

“The NASA App provides an easy and interesting way for the public to experience space exploration.”

According to Martin, the app also tracks the current positions of the International Space Station (ISS) 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 labels.

The NASA iPhone application can be download here.