2016 NASA International Space Apps Challenge Boston

The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaborative hackathon 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. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of additional government collaborators and 100+ local partner organizations.

In 2016, Boston returns with this event for round 3 of ground-breaking ideas. In addition to hosting our local teams, Boston will also host several special teams. These ‘mixed’ teams comprise of members from both the Boston and Tokyo ISAC, and satellite locations at U-Tokyo and will collaborate across continents.

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Prizes

1st place

2nd place

People's Choice

Judges

Christopher Carr

Christopher Carr
MIT Carr Lab

Judging Criteria

  • BEST USE OF DATA
    The solution that best makes space data accessible, or leverages it to a unique application
  • BEST USE OF HARDWARE
    The solution that exemplifies the most innovative use of hardware.
  • BEST MISSION CONCEPT
    The solution with the most plausible solution concept and design.
  • GALACTIC IMPACT
    The solution with the most potential to improve life on Earth or in the universe.
  • MOST INSPIRATIONAL
    The solution that captures our hearts.
  • PEOPLE'S CHOICE
    The solution voted for the most by Earthlings on social media.