"Participant" or "you" means an individual who registers for the International Space Apps Challenge and the Space Apps COVID-19 Challenge.

"NASA" or "Agency," as used herein, means the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and includes its support contractors (at any tier) that are assisting NASA with the planning and execution of the International Space Apps Challenge.


Participation in the International Space Apps Challenge (or "the event") is fully voluntary, and participants are not entitled to compensation, nor will they be considered employees, agents, independent contractors, or consultants of NASA or of the United States (U.S.) Government. Individuals who participate in the event shall engage in their personal capacity only, including identifying themselves by their own names. If a Participant works for a Federal Government support contractor, that individual shall not reference the fact that they are working under a Federal Government contract, nor shall any work performed for or in support of the event be performed pursuant to such contract. All Federal Government contractor employee participation shall be done on a voluntary basis outside of the participant’s working hours, and these participants shall not receive or be entitled to any compensation for the time that they spend preparing for or participating in the event. Federal Government civil servant employees are not eligible to register as Participants.

The International Space Apps Challenge will be held at each International Space Apps Challenge location virtually starting on October 3, 2020. Prior to the start time, you must be registered to participate in the International Space Apps Challenge online at (a list of virtual locations is provided at Participants who are under the age of 13 are required to be registered for the event by a parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied during the event at all times by a parent or legal guardian. By signing up for an account and/or registering for an event, you permit the International Space Apps Challenge to send marketing and notification messages to your registered email address.


All submitted solutions ("Solutions") shall directly address one or more of the International Space Apps Challenge statements ("Challenges") as described at to be eligible for posting on the Space Apps website. Solutions that do not address a specific Challenge may be posted publicly at NASA’s sole discretion. By submitting a Solution, you grant NASA permission to display, copy, combine, compile, distribute, and disseminate your Solution to support the International Space Apps Challenge. All Solutions will be reviewed prior to posting and will be posted at NASA's sole discretion. Solutions will not be accepted or posted if they include:

  • Threatening, slanderous, or obscene language;
  • Personal attacks;
  • Discriminatory language (including hate speech) based on race, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability;
  • Sexually explicit material or other material that would violate the law;
  • Material that promotes commercial services or products;
  • Proprietary information that you do not have the right to make public;
  • Solutions submitted for which you do not hold the copyright or other intellectual property rights; or
  • Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., birthdays, social security numbers, home addresses, home phone numbers).


All posted Solutions will be available for others to download or use. You agree that any original content (that is, content that you have created for the International Space Apps Challenge) is freely available without restriction or is licensed as open source as defined by the Open Source Initiative (OSI): If you do not specify a specific OSI compliant license, NASA will distribute your original content under an Apache 2.0 license. See


If your Solution requires the use of non-NASA materials (such as a dataset or code) (your "Solution Materials"), you are responsible for ensuring that your Solution Materials are freely and publicly available without restriction or, at a minimum, are also licensed as open source as defined by the Open Source Initiative: Examples of appropriate licenses can be found at: You are solely responsible for all required verification or investigation of the requisite public availability of your Solution Materials prior to submitting your Solution. You are also solely responsible for ensuring that your Solution and Solution Materials do not contain any export-controlled information pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Any licenses applicable to your Solution Materials must be identified in the documentation that you submit with your Solution. NASA will not accept or post any Solutions that do not include appropriate license documentation for your Solution Materials.


You represent and warrant that you have sufficient rights to: (1) authorize the publication and dissemination of your Solution to support the International Space Apps Challenge; and (2) use and authorize others to use your Solution Materials, regardless of whether you or someone else owns those materials (as specified in the "Use of Third Party Materials" section of this Agreement). You are entirely responsible for your Solution. This means that you are responsible if your Solution: (1) is determined by NASA to be defamatory, abusive, derogatory, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate; (2) violates any laws, rules or regulations; or (3) infringes, or constitutes a misappropriation of, any intellectual property rights or confidential information of any third party. NASA, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to remove you as a participant and your Solution from the International Space Apps Challenge website for a violation of the International Space App Challenge rules at any time.


Except where prohibited, submission of a Solution constitutes your consent for NASA to use your name, place of residence and country information, photo or likeness, and/or information about your Solution for promotional purposes in connection with the International Space Apps Challenge through any form of media, worldwide, without further permission, payment, or consideration.


Your local International Space Apps Challenge location is solely responsible for compliance with any laws, rules, or regulations applicable to prizes or contests in its jurisdiction. NASA is not responsible for the conduct of any local International Space Apps Challenge events or for any breach or violation of any agreement between you and any Space Apps Collaborator. You agree to release NASA from and hold NASA harmless against any and all claims against the Agency resulting from any breach of any of the representations, warranties or obligations contained in this Agreement, committed by you or by any other participant, including but not limited to claims related to the use of your Solution Materials.

You assume any and all risks to you associated with the submission of your Solution to the International Space Apps Challenge and your participation in the event. Therefore, you also waive and release any and all claims or causes of action against NASA, the U.S. Government, and its officers, employees, and agents for any and all injury and damage of any nature whatsoever (whether existing or thereafter arising, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, and whether foreseeable or not), arising from the submission of your Solution to the International Space Apps Challenge and your participation in the event.