"You" means the Participant.

"We" or "us" means NASA and its related entities conducting the International Space Apps Challenge.


Anyone is welcome to register to participate in the International Space Apps Challenge. Participation is fully voluntary and participants are not entitled to compensation, nor will they be considered employees of the United States. Employees of the U.S. or D.C. Government who participate will engage in the challenge in their personal capacity (i.e., identifying themselves by their own names and without referencing their Federal employment) on a voluntary basis outside their working hours, and will not be entitled to compensation for their time. Federal contractor employees should refer all questions regarding their participation to the corresponding contracting officer.

How to submit a solution:

The International Space Apps Challenge will be held at each International Space Apps Challenge Location starting on April 12, 2014. Prior to the start time, you must be registered to participate in the International Space Apps Challenge either online at or in person at your local Location. Children under the age of 13 should be registered and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

If you wish to submit your solution, select the "Submit Solution" button from the relevant challenge.


All submitted solutions should directly address one or more of the International Space Apps Challenges, as described at to be eligible for posting. Solutions not addressing a Challenge will be posted publically at the sole discretion of NASA. By submitting a solution, you grant NASA permission to display, copy, combine, compile, distribute and disseminate your solution as needed to support the International Space Apps Challenge. All solutions will be reviewed prior to posting. Solutions will not be accepted 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 product
  • Proprietary information that you do not hold the right to make public
  • Solutions submitted to which the submitter cannot plausibly hold the copyright or other intellectual property rights
  • Personally Identifiable Information (e.g., social security numbers, postal and email addresses, phone numbers)

Intellectual Property Rights in Solutions:

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

Use of Third Party Materials:

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 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 here: You are solely responsible for all required verification or investigation of the availability of your Solution Materials prior to submitting your solution. Any licenses applicable to your Solution Materials must be identified in the documentation submitted for your solution. Any solutions which do not include appropriate license documentation for Solution Materials will not be accepted for posting.


You represent and warrant that you have sufficient rights to authorize the publication and dissemination of your solution to support the International Space Apps Challenge and to use and to authorize others to use your Solution Materials, whether those materials are owned by you or others (as specified in the "Use of Third Party Materials" section of this Agreement). You are wholly responsible for your solution. This means you are liable if your solution (1) is determined 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. We reserve the right to remove your solution from the International Space Apps Challenge website at any time in at our sole discretion.


Except where prohibited, submission of a solution constitutes your consent for use of your name, and/or hometown and country information and 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 International Space Apps Challenge events. You agree to release and hold NASA and its related entities harmless against any and all claims against them resulting from your breach of any of the representations, warranties or obligations contained in this Agreement, including claims related to the use of your Solution Materials.

You assume any and all risks to you associated with your submission of a solution. Therefore, you also waive and release any and all claims or causes of action against NASA, the United States Federal 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.