NASA Space App Challenge is a two day hackathon involving teams of technologists, scientists, designers, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, developers and students from around the world.
NASA Space App Challenge Macedonia will be held during April 12 -13, while the grand opening ceremony will be one day earlier on 11th of April. Interested participants can already apply here, until March 29.
The challenges of this year’s Space App Challenge is divided into several areas. Participants are encouraged to pick up the challenge that attracts them, but also those for which their skills are demanding. The categories are: technology in space, human space flight, asteroids, robotics or monitoring/conservation land.
WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL SPACE APP CHALLENGE
The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. This year there are over 40 challenges and 25 projects from last year’s Space Apps that support NASA’s mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics, and Asteroids. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and 100+ local organizations.
The exploration of space is, by necessity, a unified international effort – and diversity of experience and perspective inevitably produces a better product. We are very intentional to make the Space Apps Challenge valuable to and accessible to the international community, and the experience continues to teach us numerous lessons about how to make it more truly international.
The Challenge exemplifies the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration by utilizing openly available data, supplied through NASA missions and technology, and the talent and skill of passionate volunteers from around the planet to advance space exploration and improve the quality of life on Earth.