Best Free iPad App of the Week: NASA App HD

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Our choice for Best Free iPad App of the Week is an easy one this week: NASA App HD. NASA App HD is the official NASA app for the iPad of course; and what better week to feature it than this one that included yesterday’s historic space shuttle launch.

You’ll find lots of superb content relating to yesterday’s shuttle launch in the app – amazing images, videos of the launch prep and launch itself in case you didn’t get a chance to see it, and lots more.

I’ve always thought the NASA apps (for both iPhone and iPad) are tremendously well done; with lots of slick features, spectacular content, and a nice, simple interface to help you enjoy all of it.


Here’s a rundown of the app’s notable features:

• Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency
• Live Streaming of NASA TV
• Current NASA Mission Information
• Launch Information & Countdown clocks
• Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
• ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker
• NASA Twitter Feeds from around the agency
• Facebook® Connect and Integrated Twitter™ client for easy sharing
• Map and links to all of the NASA centers
• Quick links to the NASA topic areas
• Featured content section


If you have any interest at all in space and space travel, NASA App HD is a must-have app. It’s educational, inspirational, and full of unique and excellent content.

Here’s an App Store link for NASA App HD.

If you like great free iPad apps be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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