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NASA Releases Cool, Free iPhone App 47

lenehey writes "A new free iPhone app provided by NASA was released today. The app lists each of NASA's missions, and allows you to see a brief description, the latest news updates, images, videos, etc., corresponding to that mission. A timer is also provided for each mission, logging the days, hours, and seconds until (or since) the mission launch."
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NASA Releases Cool, Free iPhone App

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  • Why? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by stepdown ( 1352479 ) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @01:21PM (#29857757) Journal
    What part of this couldn't be achieved with a website? Is there really any reason to be developing iPhone apps for a service like this rather than letting us all use it?
  • Ease up, naysayers (Score:5, Insightful)

    by HisMother ( 413313 ) on Saturday October 24, 2009 @01:51PM (#29858011)
    To everyone posting to say that "It should be a website!1!!": It is a website, [nasa.gov] of course -- or rather, all this info is already available on NASA's website. NASA has a fabulous web presence, and has for a long time. The iPhone app just makes selected information available in a nice form-factor for mobile. Could this have been done as WAP pages, so Blackberry/Android/whatever users could see it? I guess, sure, but it wouldn't be as nice as the iPhone app. It's an experiment, guys. Not wasteful, not elitist. Lighten the hell up.

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