Follow Space Events With Spaceflight News for Android

Spaceflight News is an Android app that aggregates space news stories and data on space events such as launches and orbital maneuvers.

Main screen of the Spaceflight News app on a Pixel 2 XL phone
The main screen of the Spaceflight News app on my Pixel 2 XL phone.

The app lists the headlines of the stories and links to the respective sites and blogs for reading the full text. The headlines come from the Spaceflight News API, a project by the same author of the Spaceflight News app. The API lets developers add to their own apps spaceflight news from selected sources. So it doubles as a demo app for the API.

The Spaceflight News API is inspired by the Launch Library, a project to provide developers with an API for adding to their apps a wealth of data on space launches collected and maintained by a group of volunteers. The Spaceflight News app provides also Launch Library data, and other information on space events such as vehicle rollouts, docking and berthing maneuvers, and more.

Although there are great and more advanced launch data apps such as Space Launch Now, the free Spaceflight News app combines and presents in an accessible way key information on what’s going on in the space launch and operations business.

I wrote a book that helps you discover and use similar apps, Space Apps for Android: Discover the Best Astronomy and Space Apps.

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