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This article was published on August 6, 2014


    IFTTT can now send you a notification every time an astronaut enters space

    IFTTT can now send you a notification every time an astronaut enters space Image by: NASA
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    Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and Nick Summers is a technology journalist for The Next Web. He writes on all sorts of topics, although he has a passion for gadgets, apps and video games in particular. You can reach him on Twitter, circle him on Google+ and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    Space is beautiful, mysterious and downright captivating. If you’ve been contemplating the best way to keep up with the latest discoveries, missions and updates though, look no further. Internet automation service If This Then That (IFTTT) has you covered.

    The company has just launched a ‘Space Channel‘ that’s powered by a combination of sources including NASA, How Many People Are In Space Right Now, Open Notify, and the Mars Atmospheric Aggregation System. Available triggers, or the circumstances for which you can automate actions, including breaking news from NASA, when an astronaut enters or exits space, and when a season change is detected by the loveable Curiosity Rover on Mars.

    Popular recipes allow you to receive these morsels of information as an iOS or Android notification, as well as save news stories to Pocket and set NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day as your wallpaper. Sounds pretty neat.

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    Space Channel [via Blog Post]

    Featured image credit: NASA via Getty Images