NASA Launches Official Apple TV App Featuring Real-Time View of Earth

NASA has launched its official app for the fourth-generation Apple TV, joining the app's popular iOS versions on iPhone and iPad, which have been downloaded over 17 million times.

The Apple TV app lets users watch high-definition live streams from NASA TV, and allows them to enjoy a real-time view of the Earth from the International Space Station.

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The app also informs users of their next opportunity to view the ISS and other NASA satellites as they pass overhead, based on user location.

The app has several other features, including a slideshow viewer with more than 15,000 images, on-demand NASA videos, 2D and 3D satellite tracking maps, NASA mission news, and the ability to listen to Third Rock internet streaming radio.

"The NASA app has been a fantastic way for the public to experience the excitement of space exploration from their mobile devices," said David Weaver, NASA associate administrator for Communications in a press release.

"Now, users with the latest Apple TV can explore and enjoy our remarkable images, videos, mission information, NASA Television and more on the big screen with the whole family."

The NASA app is available in the App Store on the fourth-gen Apple TV.

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31 months ago

horrendous interface... NASA is that the best you can do?

In this case it doesn't matter. You get to see your planet from above. How amazing is that?
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31 months ago
Installing. Must. Have. Now.
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31 months ago
they should just have a live feed online 24/7 as well as a tv channel
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31 months ago

In this case it doesn't matter. You get to see your planet from above. How amazing is that?


Yes, its cool. But its not an excuse for a crappy app. A ten years old can build app better than that.
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31 months ago

they should just have a live feed online 24/7 as well as a tv channel


They would love to do that too, but It takes time to generate beautiful artificial CGI worlds. Signed - Flat earther.
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31 months ago
Anyone think the imagery is probably fake?
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31 months ago
Nice one! :) I know NASA is publicly funded but it's amazing they share these stunning views through these apps!
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31 months ago

SO CGI is not real? The old shuttle was a glider but sounded like an airplane when landing? Solar power can cool and power the ISS with a skeleton crew doing little to no maintenance to keep it going forever with no problems. Can't you see all the satellites when you look at the moon at night going past it with your telescope? What about the globe in every classroom, what that's not real either? Come on.

it even sounds more ridiculous reading it in your words. I love it.
It's all about control.
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31 months ago
It's just like watching a cartoon but for adults. Why is this shown in CGI from a supercomputer?
Where is the real live view?
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31 months ago
Wow! I can't believe that's real! ...no, really, I don't believe it. The earth is flat and we've never been to the moon. Satalites don't exist. Everything is radio towers. Open your eyes. You only know what you've been told. You haven't experienced.
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