NASA Launches Augmented Reality App, Allows You to View 3D Models of Their Spacecraft

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  • 10 Mar 2013
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  • NASA has some interesting apps available on both iOS and Android, but one more can’t hurt, right? Well, after pairing up with Rovio for some Angry Birds Space action, now NASA is offering us yet another interesting piece of software.


    We’re talking about an augmented reality application, dubbed Spacecraft 3D and available on Android for free right now. The app requires Android 2.2 and up and takes up only 33 MB of storage. The software lets you learn about spacecraft used to explore the solar system and interact with such space vehicles. The concept is interesting: you print a piece of paper with an AR Target and the camera on your device will read it as the 3D model of a spacecraft.

    The app will be updated over time to include even more vehicles used to explore our galaxy and beyond. You can even mess around with a full 3D rendering of Curiosity, the probe robot sent to Mars months ago. The app is up for download here.

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