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Over the Moon: NASA Space Apps Challenge

Houston, we’ve had a problem…”

Our very own freshmen English teacher, Ms. Lisa Lippay, along with another mother and their sons, were determined to create an interactive, educational iBook about the moon. After three weeks of hard work, Lisa Lippay, Sheila Slick, and three of their sons were done creating their book, Mission Moon.

Mission Moon’s, “mission” is to raise awareness and educate people about lunar missions around the globe.

The iBook contains video clips, fun facts, and even lets its users locate the moon at any time of day. Apart from the educational values of the book, the animations and drawings make it even more appealing for children. The iBook also offers lunar data, such as phases, distances, and more. Mission Moon also offers its users an option to read  a “Moon” related story.

Mission Moon aims to entertain and educate earthlings from all ages about lunar missions worldwide. Their creation was ranked in the top 161 Space Apps, and after a tough week of global voting, was ranked in the top 10. Mission Moon, a Nicaraguan-made, non-government sponsored project beat dozens of projects from New York to Japan.

Mission Moon is currently available in the iBookStore for smartphones and tablets. It’s almost impossible to believe that this family-friendly educational tool is free!

The ANS community is proud to the moon and back!

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