DescriptionHave you ever wondered what it’s like to land the Space Shuttle? Now you can find out. F-Sim Space Shuttle is a critically acclaimed flight simulator for Android smartphones and tablets. It simulates the Space Shuttle approach and landing in incredible detail and accuracy. We’ve tried to combine realistic flight dynamics with stunning graphics and fun game play: Each landing attempt takes just a few minutes. Our landing analysis and scoring system tells you exactly how to improve your next landing. It will make you come back and try again.
Each flight starts at either 10,000 feet, already aligned with the runway, or at up to 50,000 feet, before banking into the heading alignment cone. During descent, the Orbiter is an unpowered glider, so you will only have one chance to get it right. Astronauts used to call it a flying brick: because of its 200,000 lbs. gross weight and low lift over drag ratio, the approach is six times steeper and two times faster than a typical airliner approach. Landing the Orbiter takes practice, but the built-in autopilot demo and tutorials will get you started. After your first safe touchdown, chase that perfect landing, compare your high scores online with your friends, earn medals, and unlock achievements. Experiment with different weather conditions, night approaches, and even emergency scenarios or system failures. At the end of each flight, watch a replay from different camera angles.
You control the Orbiter’s pitch and roll axes by tilting your device. Alternatively, you may switch to on-screen analog sticks. Rudder, speed brake, gear, and chute are usually handled by the autopilot, but you can have full manual control if you like. For beginners, we’ve added rectangles that visualize the desired approach path. Simply try to stay within the corridor of rectangles, and they’ll guide you right to the touchdown point. Advanced pilots can turn them off and rely on the instruments in the head-up display (HUD) instead. The simulated guidance, navigation and control (GNC) systems are authentic replications of their counterparts in the real Orbiter, and the HUD features all the instruments real Space Shuttle commanders used to employ to skillfully land this unique aircraft. Now it’s your turn to give it a try.
Here’s what others have said about it:
“Because this app is so visually exciting, so technically deep, so sophisticated, so beautifully done in its realism, effects, and documentation, it earned a perfect 5/5 rating, Outstanding.”
John Martellaro, Senior Editor for Reviews, The Mac Observer
“I was excited to see that I can enjoy flying the space shuttle realistically also on my iPhone and complement my addiction to our Space Shuttle Mission Simulator on PC when I am on the road.”
Alex L., www.space-shuttle-mission.com
“Absolutely awesome app that is a must for shuttle huggers and aspiring astronauts.”
Chris Bergin, Managing Editor, NASASpaceflight.com
A Google UserMarch 9, 2019
Great Very interesting game . Good graphics and a good time- waster..would be even better if its able to launch and land. Thanks
A Google UserMarch 8, 2019
A Google UserOctober 30, 2018
A Google UserOctober 26, 2018
Hell yeah biotch
A Google UserJuly 29, 2018
Bought this a while ago. Reinstalled and it says its an unlicensed copy
A Google UserFebruary 12, 2018
Let's start in Orbit! Everything looks and plays great, but it's getting old, boring. Let's try a complicated real approach from low earth orbit. I'll pay a small fee for the expansion.
A Google UserJanuary 27, 2018
This is a great game
A Google UserNovember 8, 2017
A Google UserOctober 28, 2017
Do not buy this app This app has been abandoned by the developer and is not being updated and issues are not being addressed.
A Google UserOctober 16, 2017
As a big space shuttle fan this sim is brilliant.
A Google UserSeptember 27, 2017
This game is not nice I am not playing this game but it is just cutting and cutting the dollar
A. W. SaulsMarch 18, 2019
Top Shelf ? .. Hasn't been updated for 5 years now and still THE BEST SIMULATOR for its genre, with Leaderboards and Flight recording. Thousands of hours of seemingly unending variables to land. Absolutely THE MOST realistic flight simulator I've had. The HUD and flight dynamics are the best. With programmable variables for Landing AND Weather AND System Fails, this is hands down the best in Sim Programming, progressive in its release, and staying power in its continuing challenge to touchdown!
AM AvuiMediaNovember 4, 2017
ScenarkosJust love it..always have... an extra variation or two on might be on scenarios fantastic
Andrew FullerJanuary 14, 2018
Great game well done ?
Anthony 96July 6, 2019
Anto AirlinesFebruary 18, 2018
Its just landing no takeoff
AntViv BadunsFebruary 15, 2019
Simple game but loads of fun
AppolloOctober 12, 2018
Had this game for years and never gets old. Thank developer. Miss the shuttle so much.
Bluster JetJune 12, 2018
Caroline SavvaAugust 30, 2018
THANK YOU DEVELOPERS OF THIS APP. I've been waiting ( impatiently) for months for a really good shuttle app and this doesn't disappoint. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT