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Space Apps Challenge 2020

NASA, CSA, CNES, JAXA, and ESA invite you to “Take Action” from home on October 2–4, as part of an entirely virtual celebration of it’s 9th annual hackathon.

What is the Space Apps Challenge?

Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA’s open-source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

Join us

Registration is now open for Space Apps 2020 and is running from 2–4 October. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be an all-virtual event. Click here to search for a “local virtual” event near you. Or join the Universal Event to participate from anywhere in the world. Click here to view this event’s challenges.

Naaut at Space Apps 2020

Anushka Sharma will be participating this weekend as a Subject Matter Expert and Judge in the Universal Event. Recalling her first NASA Space Apps Challenge back in 2016, hosted at Inmarsat’s offices in Old Steet, London she recalls meeting one of her future co-founders of the London Space Network.

My advice to all the participant's taking part in the hackathon this weekend is to get stuck in, make friends, and enjoy the process. Sometimes the best outcomes of the solutions to challenges might well be some of the magical relationships you cultivate in your space future. While we are all joining in virtually, make sure you all take breaks from your screens, fuel you brain with some healthy snacks and enjoy the process.

Pic from Space Apps London 2016 — credit Anushka Sharma

Check out the Challenges here:



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Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma


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