Space junkies with an iPhone or iPod touch, listen up: NASA released an app compiling pretty much everything going on in the space program to give you access to images, mission info, countdown clocks and more, all in one place.
This free app is packed with continually-updated information about NASA's missions, launch calendars and a boatload of other info related to its space exploration programs. You can follow the agency's Twitter feeds, catch up on blog posts from various departments, watch videos, and even read up on historical moments of the space program.
The NASA App provides up-to-the-minute information on exactly where in orbit the International Space Station (ISS) is, and also the Space Shuttle when it's on a mission. If you allow the app access to your location, it will even tell you when the ISS and Shuttle will pass by overhead. Speaking of the Shuttle, this is a particularly handy app to have around on launch day to get blow-by-blow updates right up to lift off.
There's a metric ton of stuff to look at in this app, so its developers thoughtfully added a way for users to filter just the info they want. You can create a custom feed from one of dozens of options so you'll only get updates on, say, Mars Rover, NASA news and the Fermi Space Telescope. All you need to do to embrace your inner astronaut is head to the iTunes store and download this free app now.
NASA App [NASA]