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NASA Hosts Event for Past Space Apps Challenge Winners

Photo collage showing images from the Winners’ Event. There is a large blue pin that reads “NASA International Space Apps Challenge.”
The winning teams of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenges from 2018-2021 met up in Washington, D.C.

The winning teams of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenges in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 met up in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 2017. The winners had an opportunity to meet NASA leaders and hear about important missions such as Artemis, the Transform to Open Science or TOPS initiative, and the upcoming global celebration of solar science, the Heliophysics Big Year. Representing 19 countries, the winners met with NASA challenge authors and subject matter experts to talk science and take pictures. The two-day event also included exciting events in the local Washington, D.C., area such as a scavenger hunt on the National Mall and a visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge is a global event that brings together innovative ideas from teams across the world. It is a cross-disciplinary event for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, artists, gamers, makers, builders, technologists, and anyone who wants to participate. During the Space Apps Challenge, teams use NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.

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