Official NASA iPhone App Takes You to the Moon
Here is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to let NASA take you where even the astronauts aren't allowed to go. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's first official iPhone app will let you explore a lunar base, even though recent changes to NASA's goals mean there will be no real lunar bases any time soon.
But that's okay, because a little science fiction can only make the mobile game, NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulator, more interesting. The game allows you to pilot a lunar rover – think of an oversized moon buggy – as you perform various tasks to support the activities of a functioning Lunar Outpost. That means transporting supplies from various points on a lunar map, with some helpful information included along the way.
Of course, if the cutbacks on NASA moon missions are making you pine for lunar roving, there are more apps to whet your appetite. iRover is another iPhone app that lets you explore the moon's surface. iRover costs $1.99 at the iTunes Store, whereas the NASA app is a free download.
Hey NASA, if we agree to pay $1.99 for your app, would you put the money towards some real lunar missions?