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Now Track Space Stations and Mission Control Hub on Net, Mobile

First Posted: Jun 23, 2012 05:32 AM EDT

NASA now provides the space enthusiasts to get a glimpse of what is happening aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as well as the mission control centre at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. With the help of the internet and Smartphone, the user needs to log on to the agency's Space Station Live! Web page or download the companion ISSLive! Mobile application to receive latest information.

There is something new constantly happening in the microgravity environment of the space and Space Station Live! provides the users with what the expedition astronauts are doing. Not only this, the users can avail latest information on temperatures, communications and power generation. This new facility provided by NASA also assists the education sector. The data secured from this site can be used by the teaching faculty as well as students to solve problems in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With the virtual 3-D view models they can tour the space station and the mission control.  A large amount of information can be congregated from this new web link released by NASA.

Space Station Live! consists of a web experience and free mobile ISSLive! App for smart phones and tablet computers accessible on NASA's website. The app also is available through the Google Play and iTunes app stores.

Adding to the list of the special features of this new Space Station Live! web and mobile experience is, "live streaming data from various space station systems",
"live streaming data from actual crew and science timelines with social media links",  "descriptions and educational material that describe how the space station works" , "educational lessons using the live content" , " 3-D virtual mission control", "3-D virtual space station using live streaming data to correctly position the sun, Earth, moon and the station's solar arrays", "3-D model of the space station with labels and colored by the international partner contributions to its assembly", " links to NASA's five international partner space agencies' mission information."

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