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JFK Moonshot

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Shoot for the stars with free, immersive AR history lesson.

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This unique app offers an interactive way to learn about the timeline of these events, using augmented reality technology, combining history of the past with the technology of the future. The 1960's was an exciting time in history, given the advancements of science, technology, engineering and math, which allowed the United States to expand their space programming, with the support of President John F. Kennedy. The JFK Moonshot app is not only a tribute to President Kennedy's commitment, but it also give kids an immersive experience around the space race. Using a larger device like an iPad requires use of it with two hands to frequently maneuver the device and hold it while accessing some of the hidden, embedded video and audio content, so a proper case is necessary to keep the device secure. Science, history, and technology enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy exploring many of the features of the app. While it may not be an experience that elicits repeat play value over time, it's an excellent collection of the highlights of some of the best audio and photographic content from all of the "firsts" in space, allowing it to be a great learning learning opportunity for kids who are looking to expand their knowledge of space history or grandparents who may want to share their memories with the younger generation.

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