Baltimore, MD

United States

Space Apps Baltimore, MD was held on October 19th, 20th & 21st. Thank you to the 48 people who joined the International Space Apps Challenge at this location. The local results, including the work of 9 teams, can be found below!
Thanks Baltimore, MD!

Space Apps is coming to JHU Homewood Campus!

Join us the weekend Oct 20-21, 2018 at Hodson Hall to tackle the most exciting space challenges, work with real NASA data, and meet with mentors from the aerospace industry. Join forces with other engineers, designers, programmers, students and creative minds of all walks of life and have great time changing the world. It's free and open to anyone no matter the age or skill level!

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) serves as the host-location for the Baltimore, MD region.

The event is organized by the Applied Physics Laboratory and SpaceIE, a student-led group at JHU focused on creating opportunities for students in the rising field of commercial space. Our team is dedicated to creating the best experience for our participants and give them an environment to work, innovate, and have fun!

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What is Space Apps?

Space Apps is a 2-day international hackathon dedicated to solving challenges and designing solutions related to space. The competion is centrally managed by NASA, and locally hosted by universities and other institutions in different locations around the world. In 2017, the event was hosted in more than 180 locations in 69 countries, and attracted over 25,000 participants.

Why Attend?

  • 1st Prize: $800
  • 2nd Prize: $500
  • Top 2 teams will also represent Baltimore at the international segment of Space Apps. International winners will be invited to attend a mission launch at the Kennedy Space Center.
  • All teams will receive free SoliWorks academic licenses, valid until the end of the year.
  • Work with real NASA data to solve exciting challenges related to space and the environment.
  • Receive mentorship from aerospace professionals from APL.
  • Receive support to "launch" your idea into business: build a business plan and connect with investors.

Our Sponsors


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Schedule (All times US/Eastern)

Saturday, October 20th
  1. Registration/Breakfast

  2. Opening Remarks from Organizers

  3. Guest speaker: Betsy Congdon, Lead Mechanical Engineer, NASA DART Spacecraft -- “Touching the Sun: The Heat Shield that Protects Parker Solar Probe”

  4. Team Building Exercise

  5. 30-hour Hackathon begins!

  6. Lunch

Sunday, October 21st
  1. Breakfast

  2. Guest speaker: Sarah Hasnain, Space Apps Alumna, Notre Dame of Maryland University -- "MeerOps: Optimising MeerKAT for Pulsar Timing and Observation"

  3. Lunch

  4. Final Presentations/Demos

  5. Announcement of Winners

Baltimore, MD Teams


SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.