Download NASA HIAD apk 1.0.0 free for Android smartphone

17 Apr

Posted by NASA  in Education | April 17, 2012 | 25 Comments

Apk file size: 4.5 MB

A giant cone of inner tubes stacked together may someday help cargo, or even people, land on another planet or return to Earth. NASA calls the spacecraft technology HIAD - Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator.

Learn the challenges NASA faces as it works to develop an inflatable spacecraft. Choose the right shape, materials and trajectory to use a HIAD to bring cargo back from space.

To successfully guide an inflatable spacecraft through the super heat of atmospheric re-entry requires the right stuff. If you inflate too early, your shape is incorrect or your material isn’t strong enough - you burn up. And if you get all that right and miss the target the mission is a bust.

Try your hand at landing a HIAD and become a rocket scientist. Advance through all stages at each of the four levels, collecting up to three stars for each successful landing.

The HIAD game challenges players to successfully land a HIAD after launching from the International Space Station and arriving at a target ground point on Earth. To successfully reach the target, players must:

• Undock from the ISS and use thruster control to steer the spacecraft towards the desired de-orbit point
• Inflate the HIAD aeroshell to reduce velocity and protect the payload from the heat of atmospheric re-entry
• Steer the inflated HIAD to the ground target prior to parachute deployment, taking into account the prevailing winds
• Customize the HIAD vehicle to achieve different performance characteristics to improve results


• Multiple spacecraft configurations and options
• Speed and trajectory controls
• In-game introduction
• Four levels of engineering mastery
• Locked levels
• Scoring for each level
• Help section
• Links to related website

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NASA  part of our Education and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update April 17, 2012. Google play rating is 73.7157. Current verison is 1.0.0. Actual size 4.5 MB.

Download nasa-hiad.apk 4.5 MB


Joshua McDonald

First app to not need permission I wish every app said it needs no permissions. I'm yet to try it but so far it's a good start :)

Cory Cater

Where's the f'ing target? I played this tutorial over and over. I don't get where the target is. The thing on the left doesn't seem to have any horizontal information about the target. Very dumb game. Maybe it's just for NASA pilots and not normal people. If I get past the tutorial level does NASA contact me for their astronaut training program? I guess I'll never know.

Dennis Kennedy

Interludes, for 'downhill sliding away'

Michael Crose

Requires Adobe Air to run I'm not down with that

A Google User

Requires Adobe Air Requires Adobe Air to run, not worth it.

Izkandar Mirza

Am like game Me like to hiad and nasa

A Google User

Nice Nice but it requires Adobe air to be installed on your phone.

José A. Aponte

José A. "120315...thanks..."

erick rios

It's a cool game Awsome

A Google User

Great but actually too easy

Tim Ryerson

Cool game 3 starred every level, too easy and need more levels, but cool nevertheless!

luzon stott

A wsome and excellent

Pietro Salis

Nice bat easy. Well done the same.

Indranil Roy

Good :-) Good but there should be more levels!

A Google User

It's NASA! Okay, so it doesn't have the greatest graphics. It still let's me learn about future technology. They need to somehow incorporate bacon.

A Google User

Requires additional downloads Totally dependant on having Adobe AIR installed. Seriously - you can send a probe to other planets but you can't program a game on your own NASA?

Pete Shelby


Derek Facey

Doesn't worl Doesn't work on nexus 10

José A. Aponte MARRERO

José A. "121014...if space is material, then it may be folded...'time travel',,,but let's go with what we got...thanks..."

A Google User

Adobe air is malware Write a real app in HTML 5

A Google User

Intelligent App I love it. Download it now!

S.Ahmad Abtahi

Addictive It's addictive, but so easy to me. More challenging I want

Ezra James Battung

Adobe Air!?! Wasting my time >:(

Jeff Edde

Requires adobe add on. That's not cool.

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