Mobile Apps – Connect and Collaborate With NASA Projects



NASA Apps For Smartphones, Tablets & Digital Media Players


Below is a comprehensive list of both NASA’s main or featured Apps available for mobile users.

Along with the featured apps, NASA also has numerous apps for everything from other facilities to current space exploration projects, live views of the Sun and Mars rover.

The list is long, and is organized by topic. So you can connect with NASA and even collaborate with them on projects that they are asking the public to participate in to the status and history of almost every satellite and unmanned exploration, including NASA’s future goals and timetables.

If you are looking just to collaborate with NASA on projects requesting the public’s health, click here to: NASA’s Social Media Mega Page (Follow Every Project, Department, Mission and Individual Astronauts)

So review the list and connect with NASA with your tablet or phone on the topics you are interested in.

This list came from the NASA website, and I will review this page from time to time and make any updates. (Updated January 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm)



The NASA app showcases a huge collection of the latest NASA content, including images, videos on-demand, NASA Television, mission information, news & feature stories, latest tweets, ISS sighting opportunities, satellite tracking, Third Rock Radio and much more. Learn More

Install the app:

Apple app store badge
Google Play Badge
Available at Amazon Badge

Amazon Fire TV: Please go to the App Store on your Fire TV device to install.

Apple TV: Please go to the App Store on your Apple TV device to install.

Roku: Add the NASA channel in the Roku channel store.

NASA Selfies

The new NASA Selfies app lets you generate snapshots of yourself in a virtual spacesuit, posing in front of gorgeous cosmic locations, like the Orion Nebula or the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The simple interface means you just snap a photo of yourself, pick your background, and share on social media.
Get the iOS app 
Get the Android app


Exoplanet Excursions VR

In NASA’s Exoplanet Excursions virtual reality app, VR users are taken on a guided tour of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. TRAPPIST-1 is the only known exoplanet system to host seven roughly Earth-size planets. The VR app is available for Oculus and Vive.
Exoplanet Excursions downloads
YouTube: 360-degree video of virtual TRAPPIST-1


Spacecraft AR (Augmented Reality)
NASA spacecraft travel to far-off destinations in space, but a new mobile app produced by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, brings spacecraft to users. The app, called Spacecraft AR, uses the latest augmented reality (AR) technology to put virtual 3-D models of NASA’s robotic space explorers into any environment with a flat surface.

Get the app for Android

NASA Spinoff

NASA Spinoff App
NASA Spinoff profiles the best examples of technology that have been transferred from NASA research and missions into commercial products. From life-saving satellite systems to hospital robots that care for patients and more, NASA technologies benefit society. There’s more space in your life than you think!
Get the iPad app 
Related:  Technology Innovation iPad app



The 3DV mobile app allows you to examine several of NASA’s Deep Space Exploration projects that will take our space program to the Moon and Mars, and destinations beyond.
Read More
Get the iPhone/iPad app
Get the Android app



Other NASA Apps by Topic: 


Rocket Science 101
Select your favorite NASA mission and build a rocket to send the spacecraft into orbit.
iPhone/iPad or Android

Kennedy Space Center: Launch Services Program Activity Book iPad or Android
What’s Up at Wallops iPhone/iPad or Android


Sector 33: iPhone/iPad or Android


Station & Shuttle
Ascent: Space Station Crew: iPhone/iPad
Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle: iPad
30 Years Shuttlebook: iPad
ISS Explorer: iPhone/iPad Android
Space Station Research Explorer: iPhone/iPad | Android
Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth: iPhone/iPad | Android


Solar System
3D Sun: iPhone/iPad
Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM): iPad
Cassini: iPhone
Curiosity: Windows Phone
Go StarGaze: iPhone
Grail Mission App: iPhone
MESSENGER: Orbiting Mercury: iPhone/iPad 
Moon Tours:  iPhone/iPad 
NASA Be A Martian:  iPhone/iPadAndroid, or Windows Phone
NASA HIAD:  iPhone/iPad
NASA Science: A Journey of Discovery:  iPad
NASA Space Weather App:  iPhone
NASA Visualization Explorer: iPhone/iPad
Space Communications and Navigation: NetworKing:  IPhone/iPad
Spacecraft 3D:  iPhone/iPad app or Android
Space Junk Sammy:  iPhone/iPad


Technology Innovation features the latest space technology innovators and project developments across the agency, highlighting the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation.

Learn More
Get the iPhone/iPad app
Get the Android app


NASA Patent Portfolio
Did you know NASA has over a thousand technologies available for licensing? A NASA technology might be the solution to your business’ technical challenge. Use this app to browse our wide and varied portfolio of inventions and learn how to partner with us.

Get the iPad app


Hubblesite: iPhone
Night Sky Network: iPhone
NASA Science: A Journey of Discovery: iPad
Space365: iPhone/iPad or Android
Space Images: iPhone/iPad or Android
NASA Space Weather Media Viewer: iPhone
X-Ray Universe (Chandra X-Ray Observatory) iPhone


Aquarius: iPhone
Earth as Art iPad 
Earth-Now: iPhone or Android
Globe Observer: iPhone or Android
Images of Change iPad
NASA Science: A Journey of Discovery: iPad
Night Sky Network, iPhone
NASA Space Weather Media Viewer: iPhone or Android
Rescue 406 iPhone or iPad
Satellite Insight: A GOES-R Game: Android
Space Images: iPhone/iPad or Android


NASA Glenn Research Center: The Early Years: iPad


National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPage Last Updated: Sept. 10, 2018Page Editor: Gary DainesNASA Official: Brian Dunbar

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