Upcoming AR App Will Allow You To Assemble, Launch And Land A Rocket Of Your Own

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Mar 29, 2018
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As per the latest findings from Sensor Tower, there have been more than 13 million downloads of AR Apps which feature support for Apple’s ARKit. Now, it seems that the number is about to grow even further. Augmented reality or mixed reality is a pretty neat tool that allows you to gather information or observe information which is not possible through the naked eye. Apple’s ARKit framework has provided the ability to play or use AR in daily lives. Now, USA Today has announced that it will be launching a new AR app which will allow you to assemble, launch and land a rocket. 3-2-1 Launch is an app by USA Today, which will let you do wonders. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the matter.

3-2-1 Launch By USA Today Will Let You Assemble, Launch Land AR Rockets

US Today has announced that it will soon launch an app with AR capabilities, allowing you to launch your very own rocket. The app is called 3-2-1 Launch and can be used to experience real-life rocket launches integrated with AR capabilities.

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Are you ready to experience a rocket launch live and in AR? 321 LAUNCH will put you at the launch pad in real time like never before. Watching live in person, or from somewhere far away, live video feed and augmented reality features will point you to the sky to follow the path to space. You can also assemble a rocket in a game-like AR interactive for an up-close look at what it takes to launch and land a rocket.

Cherlynn Low of Engadget received a preview of the 3-2-1 Launch app and was thoroughly impressed.

I dragged a SpaceX assembly building to the lid of a MacBook in front of me, then followed instructions like “place the strongback” and “swipe to fill up the fuel gauge.” At each stage, the app showed interesting nuggets of information, like how structures around a launch pad are filled with water to dampen the sound energy from rocket engines.

I won’t spoil the experience for you — it’s more fun if you don’t already know this information when putting your rocket together. By the time I finished the simulation, which took about 15 minutes, I was impressed by the crisp quality of the digital graphics, even when I moved up close to inspect the spacecraft. Make sure you have audio turned on, too. The launch countdown sequence was made all the more realistic thanks to the sound effects that were reminiscent of all my favorite space movies (or just Apollo 13). All told, the simulation was engaging and educational.

Apart from this, the 3-2-1 Launch app also promises to cover the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on the 2nd of April. This means that the app could most probably be available to users in the forthcoming days. If you’re interested, you can sign up for an email reminder here.

There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the upcoming 3-2-1 Launch app? Are excited to try it out? Let us know in the comments.

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