File under “This is so cool you have to bookmark it.”
When I was a kid, I got to meet an astronaut. A real, live astronaut. I thought that was really, really cool. He showed us his space suit and answered all kinds of questions from the audience. Today, I got a taste of that same excitement when someone from the Jet Propulsion Lab at NASA contacted me to see if I would put a NASA mobile site on mobiEnthusiast. Hmmm, let me think about that one…. Are you kidding? YES!
Ok, so maybe that wasn’t the calm, cool, professional, jaded response you would expect from a blogger. Let’s see how calm and collected you are when astronauts and rocket scientists (or their marketing department) come knocking on your door.
The site itself has the compelling content you would expect from the Space Agency. Interplanetary photography, artists’ renditions, news, discoveries and links to other NASA sites are plentiful. The NASA mobile site is a great way to keep up to date on the latest in space, or to keep your little scientists busy in a traffic jam or while waiting for a bus or train. Teachers can incorporate it into their lesson plans, and space enthusiasts can get their space fix wherever their mobile internet or wifi network allows.
The NASA mobile site for the Jet Propulsion Lab can be found at jpl.nasa.gov. Those of you who read this blog regularly are calling “Foul!” right now because it is not a .mobi site. That’s correct, it is a .gov, owned by the United States government. It autodetects phones, and is more likely to show on a smartphone than a feature phone. That’s all the more reason to upgrade to a smartphone if you haven’t already.
So, mTLD, here’s your opportunity to meet the nice people at NASA to see if they’d like their .mobi. After all, the sky really is the limit.