Wednesday, March 21, 2012

NASA Apps for Android and iOS Released

Android screenshot
We are very happy to see that the ISSLive native applications, for both Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad), have been publicly released by NASA.

ISSLive uses Lightstreamer on all the three channels currently available (HTML, native Android, and native iOS) to stream live data from the International Space Station. Real-time updates coming from the ISS onboard systems are displayed within visual consoles.

iPad screenshot

Looking forward to checking the apps out? Here you go:
If you want to see the HTML version, NASA's public telemetry portal is available:

Below is NASA's description of the apps:
Interact with live streaming data from the International Space Station (ISS), Take virtual 3D tours of the Mission Control Center (MCC) and ISS, and View console displays, crew and science timelines for a fun, educational experience with NASA.

  • Live streaming data from the ISS onboard systems and mission timelines
  • Crew and Science timelines with individual crewmember, social media, and international science experiment details
  • Console displays with live streaming systems data and educational material to describe how the ISS works
  • Virtual Mission Control Center is a 3D replica of the MCC in Houston, TX organized to describe how the mission control team supporting the ISS work
  • Links to the five International Partner Space Agencies mission information
  • Educational lessons that interact with the live streaming system data accessible through the website link
ISSLive!: ISS Mission Control in Your Pocket

International Space Station Live! or ISSLive! includes a website and mobile applications that tie ISS streaming systems data and operational timelines into one “Rich Internet Application (RIA)” experience. The application offers data on real time parameters such as station position, internal environment, altitude, payload rack science activities and other interesting data and crew activities. ISSLive! ties this data into an interactive application which includes the latest social media feeds.

ISSLive! contains a scrollable timeline, with a ‘public-friendly’ view of crew and payload activities. It uses some of the latest interactive web content technologies, including 3D interactive virtual views of the MCC and ISS. ISSLive! is a “one-stop shop” for ISS data, letting users in on the fascinating activities that happen daily onboard the ISS.

Working with the NASA Education Office, ISSLive! content serves as the basis for development of interactive lessons in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. ISSLive! is also a resource for the space enthusiast, the educator, and the life-long learner to participate in the mission of the ISS.

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