Space Apps Challenge 2020

NASA, CSA, CNES, ESA, and JAXA thank the over 26,000 participants from nearly 150 countries that joined us to “Take Action” from home on October 2-4, 2020 as part of an entirely virtual celebration of our 9th annual hackathon! Read more.

For more information, check out our Judging and Awards Guide.


Space Apps Challenge 2021

Join us October 2-3, 2021 for our annual hackathon in celebration of 10 years of NASA Space Apps!

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Thank You to Our Space Apps 2020 Partners

What is Space Apps?

Space Apps is an international hackathon for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and others in cities around the world, where teams engage with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Space Apps 2020! Over 26,000 people from nearly 150 countries joined together for our ninth annual event. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team made the decision to make the hackathon an all-virtual event. Our theme, “Take Action,” was a critical reminder that you can make a difference, even from the comfort and safety of home. Participants joined one of 250+ local virtual events or the Universal Event. In response to our 23 challenges, they formed more than 3,800 teams and submitted more than 2,300 projects! They also tuned into the Space Apps Virtual Bootcamp to learn from our community of volunteers. You can learn more about Space Apps 2020 by visiting our Participant FAQ and reading more about the results here. Please check back soon for announcements about our finalists and winners.

Space Apps is a NASA-led initiative organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub, SecondMuse, and the NASA Open Innovation Applied Sciences Program.

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The World Needs Your Ideas

Space Apps gives you the opportunity to bring projects to life for a wide range of applications. We are looking forward to seeing what innovative, creative ideas you bring to the community this year.

Space Apps is your chance to experience, experiment, and explore solutions to our universe’s biggest challenges!

As the countdown to our ninth 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.

Past Space Apps Challenges

Learn more about past Space Apps Challenges.