For the kid in all of us who love gazing up at the stars and marveling at the wonders that grace the night’s sky there is Space TV. Not too long ago we told you about this application for the BlackBerry PlayBook and how you could access podcasts, video, and news feeds directly from NASA right from your tablet. I’m happy to say that this wonderful application is now available for BlackBerry 10 with even more functionality thanks to the Cascades framework for better performance.
Space TV by OSBB Code Labs is a simple application that grants access to video and information available in the public domain provided by NASA. This includes the Mars Science Laboratory landing, images from the Curiosity Rover, recent mission launches, educational materials, and various news articles. One of the features I enjoy is being able to set the astronomy image of the day as your device’s wallpaper. Not only does it flow from one screen to the next but is a certified Built for BlackBerry Application.
- Live NASA TV (in HD)
- Space related news from all over the web
- NASA video on-demand - Astronomy Image of the Day (w/description)
- Latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover (Mars Science Laboratory)
There are two versions available: a limited free version for the Z10 and the plus premium version for the Z10 and Q10 for $1.99. Included in the paid version are UI improvements, the ability to share with friends and followers, the option to switch reader mode on and off, and more. For users worried over their internet usage there is a toggle button to go back and forth between HD and regular video streams.