Book it to the Moon

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Develop an interactive app for children that uses smart phone and tablet sensory to locate the Moon (any time of the day, even below horizon), which unlocks current lunar data (phase, distance, etc), and then presents the user options for reading a "Moon" related story, view space agency photos and videos, and/or fun facts about the Moon. The goal of this challenge is edutainment and raising awareness about lunar missions around the world.


The Moon has been a central part of our culture as human beings and we continue to unlock scientific evidence of how the Earth formed. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, brings us spectacular views and new science data from our nearest celestial neighbor. The LRO instruments return global data, such as day-night temperature maps, a global geodetic grid, high resolution color imaging and the moon's UV albedo.


A few good story examples should be included. There are resources for publicly available stories on the Internet.

The application could allow users to mark content as "favorite" examples include: save favorite photo to gallery; save favorite video to library; save favorite book to bookshelf; and save favorite fun facts.

The application could have an ability to share content (email, text, social media, etc). Since this app is designed for children, there may need to be parental controls for these options.

This application could have follow-on updates for other planetary bodies such as Mars, the Sun, Europa, Enceladus, the Orion Nebula, zodiac constellations, and many more.

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Challenge Owner 3 years ago
Congratulations to all the participants! With 60+ teams/solutions I'm sure we will help reach a broader audience to tell the story about space exploration and our nearest neighbor. To the Moon! Cheers, Ryan Social: @RyInSpace
Jeff Read 3 years ago
Hey Morris!
Deanna Flannagan 3 years ago
Thanks Morris for spreading the word about this!
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