NASA opens its 2nd annual international space apps challenge
Last year’s challenge included more than 2,000 participants that produced over 30 solutions nominated for global judging, including Melbourne’s MyTravel app, which is a prototype to influence consumers travel behaviors. The app calculates and compares the Carbon impact of the user against the wider community. This unique feature raises awareness of the users impact on the environment in hopes of modifying behaviors that effect society at large.
“What sets apart the International Space Apps Challenge from other events is that this is a collaborative opportunity to engage people from all over the world to participate in space exploration and develop state-of-the-art technology to improve life on Earth and in space,” said Nick Skytland, program manager of NASA’s Open Innovation Program.
Challenge locations especially invite students, educators, engineers, scientists, designers, artists, technologists and entrepreneurs to be part of the global collaboration experience.
Participants can sign up for this event by registering on the www.spaceappschallenge.org website.