SimpleRockets: Build your own rocket!

SimpleRockets: Build your own rocket!

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SimpleRockets: Build your own rocket!

Editor's Rating

8 Value of Benefit
8 Usability
9 Design
8 Reuse Value

The site of NASA’s Cape Canaveral is definitely a high-security area. A bus tour shows visitors the main buildings, but real access is only being given to the observation platforms and the museum. Wouldn`t it be great, if we could build our own rockets – at least with our devices – and let them thunder into the atmosphere? SimpleRockets can make this childhood dream come true, at least virtually.

The program lets you create a rocket that can explore the solar system. You don’t really need a lot of prior knowledge; most of the work is being done by the app. Simply select and assemble the relevant parts of the rocket, choosing from lots of machines and motors. You can even pick out the planets yourself. So the whole project doesn’t turn into something too scientific, construction duels can be fought with other users. Who can fly the farthest? Who has the fastest rocket? All this is part of the rocket fun.

Building rockets doesn’t have to be rocket science – thanks to this app. SimpleRockes is an entertaining program with a scientific background. It turns your living room into a rocket workshop and the built-in competitions give the app a playful character.

+ Easy to use
+ Exciting competitions
+ Good graphics
+ Frequent updates
– Slightly unstable, occasional crashes