NASA has launched Lunar Electric Rover Simulation
, a free application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that simulates the operation of a functioning lunar outpost.
Players control NASA's pickup truck-sized, 12-wheeled lunar electric rover in a mission to visit every station and waypoint mapped within a lunar outpost. When each objective is reached, players are shown a brief educational video describing the location's function and role in the outpost's operation.
Lunar Electric Rover Simulation
features three difficulty levels and an unlockable arcade mode upon game completion.
NASA notes that a sequel title is currently in development. NASA Lunar Electric Rover Simulation 2
will make its App Store debut in early 2010.