Cleveland, OH
  • We are so excited to be hosting the Cleveland site of the Space Apps Challenge at NASA Glenn!

    This hackathon brings together teams of developers to work on projects over the course of the weekend.  Teams work together on-site and can also collaborate with other participants from around the world. We’ll also have local awards/prizes for teams and at least two local teams will be nominated for NASA regional and national awards.

     New, cool elements this year:

    • * The hackathon is hosted at NASA Glenn in their state-of-the-art Mission Integration Center
    • * Guest speakers from NASA Glenn on Friday and Saturday
    • * At least one unique tour of part of NASA Glenn
    • * There will be a variety of displays including examples of prototype planetary rover tires and ion engines
    • * We’re partnering with the Great Lakes Science Center and Yuri’s Night, a global party on Saturday, April 11 to celebrate space flight. We’re finalizing details, but we’re working on getting discounted admission for Space Apps Challenge participants


    Because we're hosting the 2015 Challenge at NASA Glenn Research Center, our site is open to United States Citizens ONLY.

    Registration is REQUIRED, we cannot accommodate walk-up participation.  Please click the green "register" button to secure your spot.

    When you arrive to the NASA Glenn Research Center, please enter the Main Gate Visitor Control Center to be processed for your Visitor Pass.  
      • You will be required to present a form of government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, State ID) to the Security Officer.   
      • Your Visitor Pass must be worn on your outermost garment, above the waist, during your visit.  You will be required to present your Visitor Pass to the Gate Security Officer each time you enter the Center

  • Dates:  Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12
    • Friday Kick-off:  5:30p-7:30p
      • Get acquainted, learn about the weekend, organize or find a team to join
      • Matt Melis, NASA Aerospace Engineer, gives a fascinating talk with spectacular rarely seen imagery: Use and Application of Scientific Imaging Technology in support of NASA’s aeronautics and space programs
    • Saturday:  8:00a – midnight   
      • Morning:  project time
      • Lunch:  featuring a very interesting talk by Jeff Chin, NASA Research Engineer:  An Open Source Model of the Hyperloop Transportation System
      • Dinner:  tour of NASA Glenn's Graphics and Visualization Lab
      • Yuri’s Night Party:  8p - 1a at the Great Lakes Science Center (NOTE:  this is an OPTIONAL activity and requires a separate admission)
    • Sunday:  8:00a – 5p
      • Project time until 2p
      • Team presentations and local awards:  3p-5p

    And food will be provided!

    ·         Friday night:  soft drinks and light appetizers

    ·         Saturday:  coffee/pastries, deli-style lunch and pizza for dinner

    ·         Sunday:  coffee/pastries, deli-style lunch

    Want to see some Challenge pics from Cleveland in past years?  Here are some photos from 2013 and 2014.

    The  2015 Challenges have now been posted!

    Projects Nominated for Global Judging

    Global Nominee #1

    Energy Gauntlet

    Global Nominee #2


    People's choice

    Space Hugs


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21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

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