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

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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8 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Nice.

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

3. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

6. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

ha! good one

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.

8. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

9. reccenters

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

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

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