Put Apollo 11 in Your Pocket with SkySafari 6

Space.com | 4/13/1970 | Chris Vaughan
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Saturday, July 20, marked the 50th anniversary of humankind's first steps upon another world. While we have not yet sent humans back to the moon and beyond, our computer technology has advanced to the point where our smartphones and tablets contain far more computing power than the Apollo 11 Lunar Module did. And our favorite mobile astronomy apps now put the Universe at our fingertips.

Just in time to celebrate Apollo 11's historic moon mission, the popular SkySafari 6 app has been updated to include a wealth of Apollo-related content. In this edition of Mobile Astronomy, we put Apollo in your pocket. We’ll tell you how to add the new content and describe the ways you can use SkySafari 6 to learn about and re-live Apollo 11 and the other missions to the moon.

Neil - Armstrong - Buzz - Aldrin - Tranquility

You can join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at Tranquility Base, and view the realistically rendered Earth floating in the inky black sky overhead as they explored the moon. And we’ll tell you how to re-create how the moon looked in the night sky from anywhere on Earth when Neil Armstrong was taking his first steps on another world.

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In addition to being a scientifically accurate planetarium utility, the SkySafari app’s Orbit function has always offered the option to leave Earth and view space from a vantage point beside satellites, planets and stars. Now, that powerful graphics engine has been transformed into a virtual human space exploration simulator, with accurate three-dimensional representations of the Apollo spacecraft - including the Saturn V rocket, the Command Service Module and the Lunar Module.

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Apollo Missions 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17, all flown by the Apollo astronauts between 1968 and 1972, have each been reproduced in exacting...
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