We’ve seen the competition among US states heat up over the past years to play host to the future by attracting the most space tourism companies to their nascent spaceports, along with the economic boom that can be expected to accompany them. Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism took a new tack, though, in it’s latest initiative: promotion of a space tourism iPad app. According to the Orlando Sentinel:
The iPad puzzle game lets players explore the universe and attempt to save dying stars, navigate gravitational fields, and slingshot around planets and other galactic obstacles. The agency is working with the developer and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to promote the app.
The Office has spent $25,000 on the promotion, and hopes to use the platform to host competitions with prizes including free trips to the Space Coast. Another target: enticing the app developer to relocate to the region.
The app is called Solar Flux HD – if you try it, let us know what you think!