NASA Updates iPhone App

NASA has released a new update to its iPhone app, completely redesigning the interface, making it faster and adding lots of new features for science nerds. The app, which has already been downloaded more than 4.7 million times, already includes photos, videos, news about space missions and broadcasts from the agency’s Third Rock online radio station.

The update adds features including weather forecasts, maps with links to NASA visitor centers, detailed information about NASA’s programs and the ability to print and bookmark images. The update requires iOS 5.0 or higher.

Jerry Colen, NASA’s app project manager, stated: “This is our first major redesign of the NASA App for iPhone since our initial release in 2009. We are really excited about this release and think users are going to love the new interface and features.”