From Simulation Curriculum Corporation, the makers of SkySafari 4, comes a terrific new app letting you join the mission to Pluto. The Pluto Safari app will have you following the New Horizons spacecraft on its journey to the edge of our solar system.
Here are the out-of-this-world features of Pluto Safari:
- Up-to-date news on the mission with data and discoveries
- Multimedia guide with information on Pluto’s discovery and the exploratory mission
- Timeline showing the New Horizons event dates and milestones
- Countdown timers showing the distance to Pluto and when New Horizons will reach it
You can enjoy the interactive views showing New Horizons, Pluto, and our solar system. You can also look at a 3-D model of the spacecraft and participate in the in-app poll regarding the reclassification of Pluto as a “dwarf planet.”
From Pedro Braganca of Simulation Curriculum Corporation:
The New Horizons Pluto flyby is a rare chance for science to touch the general public. With a free app, we’re capturing a new generation at this teachable moment. The Voyager missions of the 1980s inspired engineers who went on to develop today’s mobile technologies. Who knows what we might inspire today’s young learner to accomplish 30 years from now?
Join the mission and enjoy your journey with Pluto Safari. The app is designed for iPhone and iPad and is available for free with no in-app purchases on the App Store.