NASA has launched a gaming app that allows you to virtually float around the International Space Station (ISS), meet the crew and even grow plants using your smartphone.
In the game “Space Science Investigations: Plant Growth,” players have to first learn how to navigate in the ISS’s micro-gravity environment, or “zero-g.”
This includes getting to do flips and ‘fly’ around the space station.
Users can then strike up a conversation with the astronaut and ISS crew member Naomi, who explains to the game’s leading mission: experimental plant growth.
Players gain an understanding of the issues that micro gravity presents for growing plants, such as how they can be watered without gravity.