You don’t have to work for NASA ( National Aeronautics and Space Administration)  to get access to their great software and apps. Just click here to access their 2017-2018 catalog. You’ll need to create an account (with username and password)  to request software. Let’s take a look at some of the great stuff NASA has to offer online.

Want to boost your 3D graphic library? Check out https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/ for tons of images, models and textures.

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Test your motor skills on the iPad with this Fine Motor Skills App ( https://software.nasa.gov/software/MSC-26032-1) or go back in time for a Glenn Research Center tour between 1941 and 1979 at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-glenn-research-center/id562903295?mt=8.

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The HazPop iOS app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hazards-population-mapper/id1092168898?mt=8) combines information on natural hazards with population data for some fantastic statistics and practical scenarios for a deeper glimpse into how people get aid and deal with these issues.

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Get authentic and current (as early as four hours ago) satellite imagery at https://software.nasa.gov/software/GSC-17111-1

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Among the powerful  software you can get for free is software that will allow you to visualize fluid dynamics (https://software.nasa.gov/software/ARC-14275-1). You can also go deeper into patterns with PixelLearn (https://software.nasa.gov/software/NPO-42082-1).

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If you are into text mining then try the Semantic Text Mining and Annotation for Information Extraction and Trend Analysis Tool (https://software.nasa.gov/software/MSC-24614-1). HR workers or self-assessment aficionados might like the Integrated Cognitive Assessment Tool: Combining Person, System, and Mission software (https://software.nasa.gov/software/MSC-24791-1)

Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.

~ Michael Siebenaler