Press Release
07.05.2018

Space Nation Navigator Available on iTunes – Astronaut Training Comes to the App Store

May 7, 2018, Helsinki, Finland – Astronaut Training Comes to the App Store

The freemium Space Nation Navigator app enables anyone in the world with a smartphone to train like an astronaut

Space Nation Navigator, the astronaut training app, is now available on the iPhone. Developed utilizing NASA expertise and input from real life astronaut trainers, the app was already available on Google Play.

Based around three core astronaut training topics – Body, Mind, Social – Space Nation Navigator’s combination of games, quizzes, fitness challenges, and narrative adventures give players a taste of the skills that astronauts require to thrive in space.

Space Nation?s CEO Kalle V?h?-Jaakkola: ?Astronaut training opportunities have so far been for a select few. Space Nation Navigator offers a way for anyone, anywhere to have a fifteen minute astronaut experience every day. These astronaut skills – team building, problem solving, positive life hacks – are not just vital to survive in space. They are also crucial in your daily life.?

Players win prizes and real astronaut experiences

Alongside constantly updated content, Space Nation Navigator offers players a range of prizes and experiences they are able to compete for by entering the app?s weekly leaderboard. Candidates will be able to unlock achievements, and become eligible for prizes and astronaut training experiences. Space Nation Navigator is also the first step in the Space Nation Astronaut Program – a global competition set to happen in 2019, in which one candidate will win a trip to space.

The first grand prize of 2018 is an astronaut adventure in Iceland.The winning player will be awarded four free tickets to Iceland, accommodation included, a tour of Iceland?s most moonlike landscapes, and a trip to the Exploration Museum in H?sav?k. Details of the contest will be announced soon.

Kalle V?h?-Jaakkola: ?The original Apollo astronauts trained in Iceland, so where better to begin the new space era? The heroes of this era will be regular people from all around the world. To take your first step in this journey, all you have to do is download the app.?

Space Nation Navigator is available for download on iTunes and Google Play Store. For more information, visit: https://spacenationnavigator.com.

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About Space Nation

Founded in 2013 and based in Helsinki, Finland, Space Nation is pioneering humanity?s transition to the new space era by providing space experiences for global audiences. Space Nation has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA, has its own “office space” at the International Space Station and is the first space tourism company to become an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Space Nation broke the Finnish crowdfunding recording in 2017 by raising the first ?1M in just 43 minutes, and has over 500 private investors.

Space Nation?s partners and advisors include Michael Suffredini, President and CEO of Axiom Space; John Barbera, former president of Turner Broadcasting Sales & 24/7 Realmedia; and Peter Vesterbacka, founder of the startup and tech event Slush in Helsinki and former Mighty Eagle at Rovio Entertainment, the creator of Angry Birds.

Connect with Space Nation:
https://spacenation.org/
https://twitter.com/spacenation
https://www.facebook.com/spacenationorg
https://www.instagram.com/spacenationorg/

For more information, please contact:
Hj?rtur Sm?rason, PR Director, Space Nation
hjortur@spacenation.org, tel: +45 2280 1416

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