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Space Apps Challenge 2020

NASA, CSA, CNES, JAXA, and ESA invite you to “Take Action” from home on October 2-4, as part of an entirely virtual celebration of our 9th annual hackathon.

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Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge

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Thank You to Our Space Apps 2020 Partners

What is Space Apps?

Now in its 9th year, 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.

Registration for Space Apps 2020 (October 2-4) is now open! In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of our global community’s health and safety, NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team have made the decision to make this year’s hackathon an all-virtual event. Click here to search for a "local virtual" event near you. Or join the Universal Event to participate from anywhere in the world. Our theme for this year -- “Take Action” -- is a critical reminder that you can make a difference, even from the comfort and safety of home.

Click here to learn more about our recent Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge (May 30-31), which concluded with over 15,000 participants from 150 countries, as well as Space Apps 2019, which brought together more 29,000 participants at 225 events in 71 countries. To learn more, check out videos from our Virtual Bootcamp!

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

Continue to visit this website and subscribe to the Space Apps Twitter feed (@SpaceApps) for the latest news, stories, and updates. Sign up for updates for the latest news about winners and Space Apps 2020!


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.