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!

Participants from across the globe have already created thousands of open-source solutions together through code, data visualizations, hardware and design. Last year there were people from 6 continents and 161 cities participating at the Space Apps Challenge! So it's a global effort!!

Along with a group of sponsors,  NSSA will help sponsor the 2017 event. This year the event will run over the weekend of April 29 to 30 at UTS, Sydney.

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