NASA Images iPhone app falls short

Dec 19, 2009
Education

From the people who put the first man on the moon, come a new iPhone app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The team at NASA has a new iPhone app simply titled NASA Images (free), but I was hoping for something more. After all, these guys are rocket scientists. NASA Images delivers what its name promises, but unless you’re really into […]

From the people who put the first man on the moon, come a new iPhone app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The team at NASA has a new iPhone app simply titled NASA Images (free), but I was hoping for something more. After all, these guys are rocket scientists.

NASA Images delivers what its name promises, but unless you’re really into downloading pictures of astronauts over the years, there’s not much in the way of content. There are only four pages of pictures currently, and a lot of them look like class photos. I was excited when I first downloaded the iPhone app, thinking I could see a few supernovas, or maybe some shots of earth from above against the blackness of space. But the only decent images of the sort were of the eye of a hurricane from space. However, there are a few gems, and if you’d like to see what life is like on the space station, you wouldn’t be hurt to download it, since it’s free. The most interesting part of the iPhone app is the tagged photos, but the information is light and doesn’t give any detail.

Overall, it’s a free app, but I would have expected more from NASA. The plain old NASA iPhone app is cool, but when it comes to singling out some cool pictures, NASA Images falls short.

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Matthew Hendrickson

Matthew Hendrickson is a freelance writer and Editor and Chief of Jettison Quarterly. He lives in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and has a degree in journalsim from Columbia College. He has written for the Chicago Journal, The Chicago Reporter, and ChicagoTalks.  His three-part story about lead poisoning rates in Chicago was featured at Propublica.org and IRE.org.

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