NASA HD iPad app launches with expanded free content

NASA is always out to get the American public behind one of its plans for research or exploration in space. If you are an iPad user, then rejoice! NASA has announced a new native iPad version of its free NASA App for the iPhone and iPod touch and the app looks very cool with lots of interactive features.

The app is called NASA App HD and it provides access to a comprehensive library of news and information from NASA presented more effectively using the larger iPad display, including access to thousands of updated high-resolution images from NASA’s various image libraries, on-demand NASA videos, live streaming of NASA TV,  an interactive map with links to NASA filed centers, quick links to feature stories and launch schedules and more. NASA App HD also lets people explore the universe. Clicking on a planet or star displays information, including a description of the object and missions related to it.

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Dubbed NASA App HD, the program is an updated version of the iphone app the organization already offers. Like its iPhone counterpart, NASA App HD also includes access to NASA Twitter feeds and support for sharing information via Facebook Connect and an integrated Twitter client along with a map and links to all of the various NASA centers.

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This is already the #1 free app and once you download it, you will see why. The images are breathtaking to say the least.  Bravo NASA! The NASA App is free and can be downloaded right now; a Wi-Fi or 3G network connection is required to use the application.