For those of us of a certain age, the final flight of NASA’s space shuttle represented a moment of sadness and nostalgia, truly the end of an era. For those of us alive at the time, the Challenger tragedy will remain one of those moments like the Kennedy assassination, a time in our lives when we’ll never forget where we were. And while shuttle launches quickly became routine unless something went wrong, the launches themselves, and the landings, never failed to inspire those fortunate enough to witness them.
It is in that spirit that this week we feature some of the best outer-space apps available on the market, in homage to the brave men and women who took to space in the service of their country.
We like to think that mankind’s pioneering of the stars is only stalled, rather than ended, and the best way to achieve that is to keep people interested. Hopefully some of these apps can help.
Featured image: Space shuttle STS-135 Atlantis landing for the final time on July 21, 2011.
Image credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Use of NASA images is not intended to convey any endorsement by NASA.