NASA develops app for ISS
Post By Sakshi Wagh on 23-February-2015
You can now keep a daily track on Internet Space Station via their newly-launched app. The new app from NASA gives information about ISS experiments, facilities and research findings.
The information will be provided through videos, photos, interactive media and detailed descriptions. The app has been dubbed as Space Station Research Explorer, and its experiments section contains six categories along with some subcategories.
Users can go through all experiments through these categories and subcategories. If they are searching for a specific experiment, they can do so using the search option. Details of the experiments also list important links, photographs and papers.
The app’s Facilities section gives an insider view of three station modules: Columbus, Kibo and Destiny. Another section, Benefits, gives information on health factors, Earth benefits and education scenarios across the globe.
You select a section and investigate a particular benefit. The media section has three divisions: Podcasts, Games and Videos.
The Games section has a game that discusses different levels of gravity when a ball is tossed.
The Podcasts section offers links to NASA Science Casts, while the Videos section provides links for science-related videos.
ISS works as a micro-gravity and space environment research laboratory between the orbital altitude of 330km and 435km. It travels an average speed of 27,724km per hour. Crew members out there conduct experiments on biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and other areas.