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STEM Apps and Computer Games to Download

Red Canyon is a proud supporter of Lockheed Martin's annual Young Minds at Work (YMAW) day. Each year, we demo several space computer games, and new in 2017, we shared some Virtual Reality (VR) apps! We sent attendees home with their own cardboard VR headsets to be used with a smartphone to get a taste of the incredible possibilities VR technology has to offer! Check out the links below to download free space computer games, as well as a selection of our favorite iOS and Android apps that can be used with a VR headset.

The software and apps on this page are not the intellectual property of Red Canyon. They are under copyright of their respective creators. Other than MarsFlight and LunarSim, none of the software was developed or modified by Red Canyon. We just collected it and linked to it for your enjoyment!

VR Apps

Android

iOS

Free Computer Games

MarsFlight
Exploration of other planets may involve winged flight vehicles such as this Mars Concept, to bridge the capabilities gap between Orbital and Surface vehicles. MarsFlight is an immersive and interactive Mars airplane simulation that you can fly yourself! MarsFlight was developed by Red Canyon for NASA.

System Requirements: PC running Windows with Apple Quicktime installed (click here to visit the Apple website to download Quicktime for free).

Click here to download a Zip file containing the MarsFlight game - save the folder anywhere you'd like on your C drive. Note that the file is about 658MB and will take a few minutes to download. To install, run "MarsFlight.exe."


LunarSim
Developed for NASA by Red Canyon, LunarSim allows players to design a moon based in 2D where astronauts will live and work. Players then run a 3D simulation of their base and can explore their design and see how well it operates in a lunar environment.

System Requirements: PC running Windows

Click here to download a Zip file containing the LunarSim game - save the folder anywhere you'd like on your C drive. Note that the file is about 248MB and will take a few minutes to download.


Orbiter 2016 Space Simulator
Orbiter is a simulator that gives you an idea what space flight really feels like - today and in the not so distant future.

System Requirements: PC running Windows

To download & install:

  1. Click here to download the Orbiter 2016 software
  2. Click here to access the required sound add-on file
  3. To add the Orion spacecraft, first register for the Orbiter forum here
  4. Then download the two Orion add-on zip files located here
  5. Unpack and copy contents into the Orbiter 2016 folder (where it's installed)

NASA's Eyes
Solar system visualization software. Available for Mac, Windows, and mobile devices. Click here to visit the download page!


SpaceEngine
Universe simulator allowing you to travel through stars, planets, moons, asteroids, and galexies. You can alter the speed of time and observe any celestial phenomena you please.

System Requirements: PC running Windows XP or newer

Click here to visit the download page!


Kerbal Space Program
KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them, and try to help the Kerbals to fulfill their ultimate mission of conquering space. Available for Mac and Windows. Click here and enter your email address to download a free demo version of this game!