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We’re on Mars: top 5 Android and iOS apps about NASA, space, Mars and the Curiosity rover

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We’re on Mars: top 5 Android and iOS apps about NASA, space, Mars and the Curiosity rover
We’re on Mars! It’s confirmed - the NASA Curiosity rover survived the 7 minutes of horror and with a lot of nails bitten on Earth, we can finally brag about having a car-sized rover on the Red Planet. It’s an event that comes in two sides - you get really excited about the advancements of the human race, and you inevitably question how much you’ve contributed to that.

Truth is, getting Curiosity on Mars was an intricate job to which contributed hundreds if not thousands of people all over the chain.

One thing you wouldn’t feel good about, though, is still remaining uninformed about NASA’s $2.5 billion mission to Mars and the wonderous Curiosity rover that’s now roaming a deep crater on another planet where it’s possible that even life could have existed. That’s what it’s there to prove actually.

So, where do you turn for learning? Your mobile devices of course. NASA is taking good care of smartphone adopters and has a couple of apps that you can not only use to inform yourself, but also show to your friends and impress them. Check them out and use the excitement to bring the message - science is cool.

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posted on 06 Aug 2012, 09:41

1. PhoneCritic (Posts: 355; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Nice.

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 10:13

2. Synack (Posts: 663; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


There doesn't seem to be a Mars Rover one for Android

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 11:25 1

3. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


So can we say "Apple was on Mars first" ;)

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:06 3

5. Synack (Posts: 663; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


There might be Apples on Mars but there's Samsungs in the Galaxy

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 13:47 1

6. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


ha! good one

posted on 06 Aug 2012, 12:06

4. Aeires (unregistered)


It's amazing what you can do with $2.5 billion, and how easy it is to lose focus on the dollar amount when there are so many distractions keeping you occupied.

Nice to see NASA doing cool things again. After scrapping the Shuttle program, it started to get a bit boring but this is definitely exciting.

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 02:08

8. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


So..its what it is...
Apple is trying to send its own space rover to Marsby getting those $2.5billion from Samsung...:D

posted on 07 Aug 2012, 03:15

9. reccenters (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


LIVE curiosity camhttp://youtu.be/SmbVU0kBr-M

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