Free iphone Apps for NASA

Locate thousands of free iphone/ipad apps for NASA.


NASA iphone Apps for Free


By NASA released on: 2009-10-23T07:00:00Z

The first official NASA App invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with us.


NASA Mission Information
Live streaming of the NASA TV public channel
Launch Information & Countdown clocks
Sighting Opportunities (Visible Passes for the ISS and Shuttle)
Mission Orbit Trackers
NASA Image of the Day
Astronomy Picture of the Day collection of images
NASA Videos
NASA Twitter Feeds/Mission Updates
Facebook"u00ae Connect for easy sharing
Integrated Twitter™ client

-- WiFi, 3G or Edge network connection required. --

Read Full Review

NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator

By NASA released on: 2010-02-22T08:00:00Z

Welcome to the NASA Lunar Electric Rover (LER) Simulator. You don't need a driver's license, but you still need to buckle up as the LER Simulator gives you a glimpse of what it might be like to support the activities of a functioning Lunar Outpost. Get busy. You never know if your skills here will become a major part of the NASA Astronaut application process in the future.

Read Full Review

NASA Space Weather

By NASA released on: 2011-03-02T11:47:15Z

The NASA Space Weather App provides access to space environment information from the sun to the earth, giving users a look at complex physical processes as they evolve, and how these processes affect the near earth space environment. Enormous explosions of gas and charged particles from the sun, known as Coronal Mass Ejections or CMEs, can be viewed on the NASA Space Weather App minutes after an eruption has been observed from satellites like the joint European Space Agency and NASA mission Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), as well as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ( SDO ). The potential effects of such solar storms can also be viewed by accessing one of the many space weather model data products that use observational data to forecast potentially hazardous space environment effects. The Community Coordinated Modeling Center at NASA GSFC operates the largest collection of real- time space weather models in the community, and provides direct access to these real-time space weather simulation results through the NASA Space Weather App. In addition to the NASA provided observational and simulation data products, the NASA Space Weather App also utilizes external space weather resources from a host of collaborators such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and their Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES).
All data products in the NASA Space Weather application are user selectable, allowing customized display configurations that include only the products of interest to each particular user. NASA Space Weather App has a catalog of over 200 unique space weather analysis data products ranging from the solar domain all the way to the earth's ionosphere.
Development of the iSWA system and the NASA Space Weather iPhone App has been a joint activity between the Office of the Chief Engineer at NASA Headquarters and the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate and the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA Goddard. The iSWA system is located at NASA Goddard.
The Community Coordinated Modeling Center is funded by the Heliophysics Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters, and the National Science Foundation.

Read Full Review

APODViewerLite - Astronomy Picture of the Day

By sendmetospace released on: 2009-01-22T08:34:45Z

"This is a free app for astronomy enthusiasts and layman alike..for anyone interested in some daily encouragement brought by the beauty of the heavens, download this now!" - US App Store Review

APODViewerLite is the lite version of APODViewer (which provides even more functionality like offline favaorites, save to iBooks, searches, Push Notifications and more) provides an iPhone/iPOD Touch friendly interface to NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day Website.

Each day NASA's APOD presents an astronomical image (also animations & movies) along with a description of the "picture" written by a professional astronomer. These images range from pictures of The Planets, Galaxies, Nebula to astronomical phenomena here on Earth.

If you are an astronomy student, an enthusiast or just want to view beautiful images and discover and learn about the mysteries of the solar system and universe around you, then APODViewer is for you. Never has astronomy been so easy and fun.

Don't forget to rate 5 stars. Ratings help us to provide new functionality and updates. Rate it now.

Feature rich with unique functionality compared to other apps, in addition to showing the current day's APOD image, APODViewerLite provides:

*********** Highlights Include ***********

"u2714 Display details of APOD image by cliking the image on the main view. In this mode double touch (or pinch) to zoom and scroll the image to reveal its detail.

"u2714 Read a detailed explanation of the image including clickable links to other web pages, all from within APODViewer

"u2714 Display APOD Movies and animations directly from within the app - (unique functionality)

"u2714 Select an APOD by date from over 5000 published since 1995

"u2714 Random APOD - just give your iPhone/Touch a quick shake to display a new random APOD

"u2714 SAVE APOD image to your devices Photos app (where you can use it as Wallpaper or sync back to your machine).

"u2714 Portrait and landscape mode

After even more? Then check out APODViewer which provides the following additional functionality:

"u2714 Off line viewing of your favourite APODs (no network required)

"u2714 Receive a notification as soon as a new APOD become available.

"u2714 Save the APOD as a PDF document to read later in an app like iBooks (or other app that can read PDFs)

"u2714 Email an APOD to a friend - includes image and explanation text

"u2714 Search for specific APODs from the over 5000 available i.e "Mars" Saturn", "ISS", etc.

"u2714 Save and store your Favourite APODs to your Favourites List

"u2714 Save the "large" highest resolution APOD images to your Photos app

APODViewerLite is brought to you in association with, the official Spanish translators of NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Spanish translation copyright

APODViewerLite requires an internet connection (GPRS or 3G recommended as the images can be large)

Permissions & Copyrights:

Explanation text written by Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell

All the images displayed on the APODViewer are credited to the owner or institution where they originated. Some of the images are copyrighted and to use these pictures publicly or commercially you must write to the owners for permission.

Help & Support:

Twitter: @APODViewer
Email :

Read Full Review

NASA FCU Mobile Banking

By NASA Federal Credit Union released on: 2010-07-06T09:42:01Z

NASA FCU Mobile Banking allows you to check balances, view transaction history, transfer funds, and pay loans on the go!

- Check Balances
- View Transaction History
- Transfer Funds
- Pay Loans
- Secure Messaging for support

*Mobile Banking only available to NASA Federal Credit Union Banking enrollees. Visit for further details.

Read Full Review

NASA Space Weather Media Viewer

By Ideum released on: 2010-10-29T12:31:33Z

The Space Weather Media Viewer features near-real-time imagery from a wide variety of NASA missions, as well as video interviews with prominent scientists about the causes of space phenomena and NASA-created visualizations. The Space Weather Media Viewer was created as part of NASA's education and public outreach program.

Read Full Review

Free action images and wallpapers - Nasa, Space Shuttle, Military, Missiles &\u00a0more

By Kaufcom GmbH released on: 2010-04-05T09:29:30Z

Get the awesome military and NASA action wallpapers for free.
High quality images which you can save and use as background.

Have fun :-)

- Slideshow function
- Save image
- Mail image
- Different categories
- Wonderful actions and cool pictures :)

Read Full Review

NASA Checker

By Tomute Software released on: 2009-06-06T08:53:23Z

This application makes it easy to check the NASA information such as blogs, tweets, photos, movies.

This application lets you
- Read the NASA blog posts.
- Read NASA tweets.
- See the NASA photos.
- Watch the NASA movies.

Read Full Review

NASA Wallpapers & Backgrounds

By Floor Girls released on: 2011-01-08T08:00:00Z

Huge amazing NASA Wallpapers & Backgrounds is now at your fingerprints.
Make smarten your iPhone and get an experience about NASA and its adventure with such high quality amazing NASA wallpapers.


*** Best astonishing and comprehensible collection with high quality

*** Very Easy navigation- swipe, zoom, and pinch.

*** Super Fast-loading.

*** Select your favorite one & save it.

*** Add to contact and share it.

*** Outward show available with popular, recent, random options.


More than 1 million images are available in WALLPAPER FACTORY which has just been released. To get the FULL VERSION OF NASA WALLPAPERS & BACKGROUNDS with another 100 different categories - download WALLPAPER FACTORY now.


Read Full Review

Astronomy Picture of the Day

By Concentric Sky released on: 2009-02-11T01:12:22Z

** Translations now available in six languages **

Developed in partnership with NASA, Astronomy Picture of the Day for the iPhone/iPad brings the vastness of space right into your hand. Browse through decades of high resolution NASA space photos hand selected by NASA astronomers. Jump to photos by date, save them to your photo roll or share them friends. Want that latest Hubble photo as a background? Then APOD is for you.

New pictures every day. Shake for a random image!

Browse through descriptions in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

Learn more at:

Read Full Review


By Hanno Rein released on: 2009-08-28T01:22:31Z

"Exoplanet" is a daily updated database of all discovered extrasolar planets.

Main features:
* Database with physical parameters of every known exoplanet.
* Interactive visualisations and animations accommodate the scientific information.
* Interactive 3D plot shows the position of all exoplanets in our Milky Way. You can zoom into any planetary system.
* Push notifications are sent out whenever a new planet is discovered.
* Interactive multi-touch correlation plots.
* Extensive background information on exoplanets and detection methods.
* Direct links to over 50.000 scientific publications

Feel free to send any comments and suggestions to

You can also follow exoplanet announcements and updates on


* Physical properties of all detected exo-planets and their host stars, updated on a daily basis
* Links to over 50.000 scientific publications (via NASA ADS)
* Easily search and filter the database
* Real telescope images of the host star
* Visualisations of the orbits and the habitable zone
* Interactive 3D size comparison to planets of our own solar system
* Animation of the detection method (radial velocity/transit)
* Sky charts of the planet's position in the night sky including constellations
* 3D visualisation of the position of all exoplanets in the galactic coordinate system
* Animations of the orbital motion of all planetary systems
* Correlation diagrams can be created on the fly
* Full compatibility with iOS 4 and iPhone4
* Backwards compatible to iOS 3.1.3
* High resolution graphics for the iPhone4's Retina display
* Push notifications (can be turned off at any time in the Settings App)

If you want to be a beta tester and get the newest version of exoplanet ahead of time, please contact the developer.

Read Full Review

Cosmic Discoveries

By American Museum of Natural History released on: 2010-10-08T07:00:00Z

Take a ride with the Museum's astrophysicists through our Solar System, the Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond. Cosmic Discoveries is the first app to collect over 1000 stunning astronomic images and was launched as part of a year-long series of events to help commemorate the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space, a New York City icon and one of the world's most revered science and educational institutions.


Cosmic Discoveries contains over 1000 images of everything from the pockmarked surface of Mercury to the majestic Horsehead Nebula, culled from the Museum's archives and Science Bulletins, as well as dozens of space agencies and observatories around the world. All the photographs appear on the app's initial screen stitched together to form one of the most iconic shapes in our Solar System — the gas giant Saturn and its rings.

Double-tap or pinch to zoom into the mosaic and inspect individual photos. Tap the info button to flip the photos and read fascinating information about famous astronomical discoveries, the history of human understanding of outer space, and current advances in astrophysics. Comment on the photos, read others' comments, or share with your friends so they can join you on your journey through the universe.


In addition to over 1000 images in the mosaic, Cosmic Discoveries also features stories on a range of subjects from comets to galaxy clusters. Additional stories are on the way — so when you're not watching the skies, keep an eye out for more Cosmic Discoveries.


Cosmic Discoveries follows up on the enormous success of the American Museum of Natural History's first official app, Dinosaurs - # 1 educational download on the iTunes store in the months after its release — which lets paleontologists of all ages explore the AMNH fossil halls. And explore our halls and collections with the AMNH Explorer, which Gizmodo called "Nothing less than state-of-the-art."


Travel further into space and read about spiral galaxies, brown dwarfs, globular clusters, massive stars and novae in the new stories, written by the American Museum of Natural History's astrophysicists and included in the latest update.

Read Full Review

Moon Globe

By Midnight Martian released on: 2009-10-07T02:27:06Z

Hold the Moon in your hands. Moon Globe turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a precision instrument for viewing Earth's Moon. Satellite imagery and topographic laser altimeter data are combined to render the Moon with realistic lighting in realtime 3D.

Use the multitouch screen to manipulate the view. Spin above the surface, or switch to Telescope mode to see the Moon as it appears from your location on Earth. Adjust the display time and watch the sunlight shift over the lunar landscape. A "tag cloud" floats just above the surface, labeling terrain features and spacecraft; touch any label to find out more about that feature. Moon Globe also shows you where the Moon and Sun are in the sky with its dynamic sky compass.

This sophisticated astronomy simulation is FREE so that you can learn about Earth's Moon and wow your friends with what your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad can do. For Moon Globe fans, Moon Globe HD is also available, with twice the map resolution and somewhat better rendering.

Read Full Review

Space Images

By Jet Propulsion Laboratory released on: 2010-01-20T07:40:35Z

Stunning images of stars and planets -- including Earth! -- are at your fingertips with Space Images from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Get the latest images from spacecraft studying Mars, Saturn and the cosmos on your iPhone and iPod Touch.


* Rate images and check out which ones top the Favorites list.
* Email images to a friend or save to your iPhone.
* Search for images or browse by category.
* Click on links to get full image descriptions and resolutions.

For more information about this application, go to

You can find all images from NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory at

To learn more about JPL, visit .

Read Full Review

3D Sun

By Dr. Tony Phillips, LLC released on: 2009-12-23T03:29:16Z

A major solar flare erupts on the sun. Before long, your phone chirps in your pocket to let you know! Pulling out your phone, you see a 3D view of the sun — a digital reconstruction of satellite images freshly downloaded from NASA's "STEREO" satellites, orbiting millions of miles away.

You rotate the sun with your finger to view it from any angle. You pinch in and out to zoom in for a closer look at the sun's ever-changing surface.

Now *this* is living in the 21st Century! :-)

"3D Sun" lets you carry a virtual window onto today's sun, right in your pocket. Open this app anytime to see what's happening today on the sun's ever-changing surface. See when major solar flares erupt on the sun's surface. Track sunspots that reveal the churning activity inside the sun's fiery inferno.

News alerts —provided by a Ph.D. trained astrophysicist —inform you of important solar events. Optional push notifications will alert you of the most important events even when "3D Sun" is not running.

Great for aurora watchers who want to be notified of when they should look up!

Along with the 3D view of the sun, this app is frequently updated with movies and image galleries of solar events, such as massive explosions on the sun and the beautiful auroras, or
orthern lights," that those explosions can trigger.

Developed in collaboration with NASA scientists.

NASA's STEREO mission is a pair of satellites orbiting on nearly opposite sides of the sun. Together, these two satellites provide an unprecedented wrap-around view of most of the sun's surface each day. "3D Sun" provides the first-ever 3D display of STEREO's images, right on your iPhone.

Read Full Review

Weather Planet

By First Light released on: 2009-09-16T11:57:23Z

Weather Planet-A slightly cooler way to look at the same old weather.

"tRealistically displays the earth from thousands of miles up in space
"tUses current weather satellite images for constantly updated cloud cover.
"tWatch the seasons change as the snow cover drifts south in the winter and recedes during the summer
"tSelect from thousands of cities and towns.
"tLabel the constellations in background
"tJump out to the moon for a look back at our home-world
"tNews alerts bring up to date info on weather, astronomy and space events.

Another fine product by the folks who brought you Distant Suns and Grand Tour-3D.

NOTE: Every couple of weeks, the clouds go wonky. That's in the domain of the cloud server software, which is out of my control. It doesn't happen often, but does make for a bad first impression if that's what you see the first time. Wait a few hours and check back when a new map is available and it should be back to normal.

Read Full Review

Mars Globe

By Midnight Martian released on: 2009-08-19T07:00:00Z

Take a tour of the mysterious Red Planet. This virtual globe combines a high-resolution satellite map with laser altimeter data and advanced topographic lighting to present the planet Mars as it appears from above. An Introduction and Guided Tour present some of Mars' most intriguing features. You can leave the guided tour and explore Mars as you like; over 1500 surface features have been annotated with information and links. Mars Globe is a must-have app for anyone interested in our solar system.

"My science classes were never like this... a terrific demo of the power of the iPad to inform and entertain." - Mel Martin,

Read Full Review


By GKproject released on: 2009-08-28T03:28:51Z

"the best iPhone camera app EVER" -
Even if your UFO pictures are incredibly real, please do not try to send your UFO pictures to newspaper or broadcasting station. :)


Do you remember the UFO poster hung behind Agent Mulder's desk from the X-Files?

UFO pictures are not only in Mulder's office anymore, but can be anywhere now!
What a shame that Mulder and Scully couldn't use this incredible application :(

We'd like to introduce you a fabulous application, UFO camera!
Now you can have UFO pictures as many as you can!

It is very simple!

Just simply take a picture and touch on your iPhone screen any spot where you want to place UFO in the picture! Within a second, a natural UFO picture will be created like a magic :)
Add UFO to any pictures of yours! It can be anywhere like a park near your place, downtown or sky outside of your window!
The pictures must be more realistic than Mulder's poster!
It will be great if you share this fun with your friends! Go surprise them!
They will be stunned and totally freaked out :p
They will say your UFO pictures are better than Mulder's!! lol

-3 kinds of UFO types (19 kinds of UFO types in GOLD Version).
-Able to choose taking a picture or Library.
-Able to choose the place of UFO by drag.
-Able to adjust the size by moving slider bar.
-Able to adjust the transparency while checking the image.
-Able to rotate the UFO by twist.
-Able to add or delete UFO.
-Able to cancel before save.
-(NEW!) Able to randomize UFOs.
-(NEW!) Add aliens and missile (It is included in "Random button")
-(NEW!) Able to choose image size (GOLD Version Only)

UFO camera Flickr Group has been opened.
Up-load and Share your unbelievable UFO pictures.

Read Full Review

Everybody Hates NASA: Cheapskate Edition

By Inert Soap released on: 2011-01-19T12:46:03Z

Space Pigs Incoming!

NOW #1 IPHONE GAME IN EASTERN TAZIKISTAN! (Note: not actually a country)

"Why are you asking me about that game? And what is an iPhone?"
- Johnny Fakename

Earth space agencies may be on a shoestring budget, but that can't stop us from exploring the stars! Or, maybe not stars, but at least planets. Okay, not planets, just asteroids. Whether it's Congress or aliens, it seems today that EVERYBODY HATES NASA!

From the makers of Fingerzilla comes a hilarious action adventure about today's state of the Space Race. This completely unauthorized parody will have you laughing out loud as you fight to overcome the trials and tribulations of being a modern day astronaut.

Defend the dignity of Earth in this combination of 1970s Asteroids with modern base defending game. Establish outposts throughout the galaxy as you encounter alien hicks, space pigs, laser-armed fish, more space pigs, flying cabbages, and even a little pig poop!

"Cheapskate Edition" gives you a taste of the full game, in which you start out with simple weapons, then use the tech tree to outfit your stations with flak guns, cannons, guided missiles, lasers, and more. Dozens of weapons, shields, and other resources become available as you advance through the game.

Featuring an enchanting musical soundtrack, ridiculous sound effects, and hundreds of lines of spoken conversations, be prepared for roughly an hour of unique audio. Or make sure you know where your mute button is!

See if you have what it takes to defend Earth's reputation among the stars as you travel through a variety of settings. Have ideas you'd like to share with us? We're constantly adding new levels, so write to us at if you'd like something added or changed!

Read Full Review

There are more than 300,000 iphone/ipad apps for just about any category you can think of including NASA you looking for.

We belive for every paid NASA app out there there is a equivalent free NASA app that can be downloaded from itunes free of charge. If you do not like that app you can always uninstall it without paying for it or worring about losing the money you paid for app you do not use.

Try out the free NASA apps to see if you like it before purchasing the more expensive versions of it.
- There are thousands of iphone developers daily release free iphone apps.
- Explore different NASA apps with free iphone apps and see if you like it before you pay for it.
- Just like trial software for non mobile operating systems, free iphone NASA apps let you explore similar tools before you purchase the more expensive version.
- For those of you looking for particular NASA app specific to a professional decipline search apps by Apps Popular Among Professions.

NASA Apps Users Comments