A feature-added, interactive version of the video release entitled “Ascent” was developed. The software version contains the full HD (high definition) movie along with extra scenes, still imagery, a movie trailer, and producer notes. The software has been packed as an iOS app, intended for use on the iPad.

The software app provides the ability to include all features of the original DVD and include additional interactive features to enhance the user experience. The distribution mechanism of Apple’s “App Store” provides a cost-free mechanism to disseminate educational and informational NASA material to the general public.

The objective of this work was to disseminate the video released on DVD with value-added features and without incurring distribution and media costs.

This work was done by Gerald Nolan, Eric Mindek, and Matt Melis of Glenn Research Center. For more information, contact kimberly. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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