New NASA HD app for iPad with expanded content available free

September 2, 2010

( -- NASA has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application designed for the iPad.

NASA has unveiled App HD, a new mobile application designed for the . The application is available free of charge at the App Store from Apple.

NASA App HD features live streaming video from NASA Television, an interactive map with links to all the agency's field centers, quick links to feature stories and launch schedules, a scrolling "alerts banner," and a "NASA Featured" link. The first featured link focuses on women in space.

The app's landing page features the solar system, where users can learn more about our neighborhood, the universe and NASA missions. The app also enables users to experience and search updated, higher resolution NASA Image of the Day and Astronomy Picture of the Day collections and agency videos on demand.

"Our goal with the first NASA App was to deliver current mission information, images, videos and news updates in the best possible way for the and iPod touch," said Jerry Colen, NASA project manager at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. "Now we've enhanced and expanded the application to include even more content and really take advantage of the iPad's larger screen."

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