In less than a week, on April 16, a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will launch NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite ( TESS ), and I will be watching. I am not going to be able to break away from my daily grind to go to Florida for the launch, but I will still have a really good view of the launch. My plan it use an App that I recently loaded onto my Iphone. “Launch 321” is an Augmented Reality (AR ) app created by USA TODAY that will give me a front row seat for the launch. As explained by US TODAY, this app “fuses traditional Space Coast Rocket Launch coverage with augmented reality.”
April 16 will be my first live launch with “Launch 321”, but I am planning on a pretty spectacular experience.
Don’t wait until launch day to load the app because there lots of features in the App that allow you to learn about pre-launch procedures so that you will be ready to take full advantage of the app on the launch day, and future launch days.
Check back on this blog after April 16 and I will share what the experience was like.
You can read more about the App in the USA Today article.
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