NASA Space Apps Challenge




Thanks to all Participants!


NASA Space Apps Challenge

Challenge outline


For 48 hours, problem solvers from all over the world join NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, one of the largest hackathons in the universe and part of NASA’s Open Innovation Program. NASA Scientists write the yearly challenges, which are based on real problems they face daily. NASA is on a mission to foster innovation through a diversity of perspectives. Empowered by open data, global citizens collaborate with strangers, colleagues, and friends to solve perplexing challenges in new and unexpected ways -- from designing an interactive space glove to natural language processing to clean water mapping. Students, experts, engineers, makers, artists, storytellers -- Space Apps is for everyone! 

We welcome ALL passionate problem solvers to join our community of innovators. Participants from across the globe have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design. Last year we had participants from 6 continents and 161 cities participating at the Space Apps Challenge! So it's kind of a big deal!

Join us on April 29-30th 2017 to be a part of creating the next generation of space technology!

IMPORTANT: there is a possibility to create an online team, so if you are not able to participate - it is not a problem! More information can provide organizer of the hackathon.


  • Register and follow Facebook page to get updates,
  • Pick a challenge - choose a challenge that captures your imagination and uses your skills,
  • Pre-event - join on our 'Information Night' on Friday 21 April 2017 to form your team and enjoy our related workshops,
  • Hackathon - join the event on 29th- 30th April 2017 for the hackathon weekend and develop your solution.


The top two Local Winner teams and Most Inspirational project team, will be nominated for the International challenge judged by NASA executives. Global Nominees will have 1 week to create their 30 second video to be viewed by NASA executives. The video and updates to their project pages must be submitted no later than May 5th 2017 at 9:00pm EST. NASA Space Apps will reveal the global champion of each category during the week of May 23rd.

Additional information

For more details click the button 'I want to participate', then 'Show details'.

Where and when

8/51 Pitt Street Sydney
29-30 April, 2017