The countdown to Space Apps 2018 begins!

The Space Apps Global Organizing Team is excited to officially kick off the countdown to the 2018 International Space Apps Challenge, happening October 19-21! Last year’s Space Apps produced more than 2,000 solutions created by more than 25,000 participants from all corners of the world, using NASA’s open data to improve life on planet Earth. 

Today, we are proud to announce the theme for Space Apps 2018: Earth and space!

This year's theme, which invites curiosity about our home planet as well as what lies far beyond it, gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. Whether you’re focused on thriving in space— like FractalNet's 2016 Best Mission Concept solution, a communicative data glove worn by astronauts in subterranean environments— or life on Earth— like Lemon Py's 2017 Best Use of Data solution, an app to help Buenos Aires residents minimize pollen exposure using data on city trees— we are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year. Space Apps 2018 is YOUR chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges!

As the countdown to our seventh year of Space Apps continues, we are increasingly eager to have problem-solvers of all walks of life join us on the journey. Keep an eye out for upcoming information on how you can get involved this year, whether hosting a Space Apps event in your community, rolling up your sleeves and participating, or helping students, professionals, engineers, makers, artists, coders, and storytellers on their intrepid travels into Space Apps.

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