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Have 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 iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. 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.

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

Ab­so­lute­ly awe­some app that is a must for shut­tle hug­gers and as­pir­ing as­tro­nauts.

Chris Bergin, Managing Editor

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.
iPod touch running F-Sim Space Shuttle

Have you got the “right stuff?”

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.

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Striking realism

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 (gnu) 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.

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A wide range of options

Take your place in the commander’s seat in the stunning virtual cockpit, or view your flight from different external camera perspectives. Choose between accelerometer (tilt) controls or (virtual) analog sticks to steer the Orbiter. Land on both shuttle landing fa­cil­i­ties, and fly either final or full approaches by selecting one of the four possible hacs. Configure day or night landings, clear or overcast skies, visibility, wind, and many oth­er parameters.

Achievements, leaderboards, and challenges

It will take some practice, but your first safe, good, and perfect landings are rewarded with achieve­ments. A total of 15 medals and badges are waiting for the top astronauts, and you can unlock two secret, hidden achievements. Once you’ve become an expert space shuttle commander, compare your scores on the online leaderboards with the best pilots in the world, or challenge your friends to top your highscore.

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A number one title

Fsim Space Shuttle has received rave reviews from flight simulation enthusiasts across the world and is ranked among the best simulations on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Fsim Space Shuttle is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It takes full advantage of retina display devices, but still runs smoothly on older hardware. It’s been tested on all iOS versions since 3.0 and of course runs fine on iOS 7.


Fsim Space Shuttle is now available for Android too. It runs on a large number of smartphones and tablets. We've added support for Kindle Fire (second generation or newer) and other devices compatible with the Amazon Appstore.

Get in touch

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Requirements (iOS)

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Optimized for iPhone 5.

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