NASA Goes All Social Media With IPhone Update

Posted: Mar 31 2010, 12:59pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:19pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

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There's a new version of NASA's iPhone app as of today, and it brings in a slew of ways to connect between NASA and social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

In case you haven't downloaded it, NASA's app allows users to follow the agency's latest news, view a huge collection of NASA photos, and get instant updates about big NASA projects.

The new version, 1.2, brings in a feature called "Facebook Connect," which directly integrates the mobile app with NASA's social networking infrastructure. So users can upload pictures and comments to NASA's Facebook account and respond to the agency's Tweets.

Additionally, the update adds a bunch of multimedia content with the integration of, a centralized online outlet where over 125,000 pictures from space missions and historical archives are stored.

The new version will also let users know about when and where the latest shuttle launches will take place, and where the optimal place to view them will be.

The app is available as a free download.

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