Instead of looking to the stars, NASA has decided to shift its gaze back towards earth. Visualization Explorer is a new, free iPad app from NASA that lets you see what’s going on in the world we live in.

The app reveals some of the actual science behind what NASA does on a daily basis, and new videos, photos and interactive walkthroughs will be added weekly about topics like climate change, global vegetation, and even space exploration.

“NASA science: revealed! This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA’s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format. See the Earth as you’ve never seen it before; travel to places otherwise unavailable to even the most intrepid explorers! Download it now, tap into the power of NASA’s cutting-edge research today and check for new stories every week!”

Visualization Explorer really gets you immersed in NASA’s research, and there’s plenty of interesting video content as well. NASA will be updating the app weekly with a bunch of new content, so be sure to check back.

It’s not a free trip on a space shuttle, but hey, we’ll take it.

Grab NASA’s newest iPad app for free in the App Store.

  • Brandon

    Wow that’s amazing! I really want this app. Unfortunately, I don’t own an iPad :(.

  • Oh man!
    This is cool!

  • Is it free?

    • Cameron

      No

      • Frankie

        yes, it does…

  • Yes free in Australia