New York is honored to host the Global Mainstage of the International Space Apps Challenge, two years running! We are expanding our local event to include a weekend long space science & technology festival, a livestreamed conference program of speakers, panels, and presentations, and of course our Space Apps hackathon site!
Our Saturday and Sunday programming will take place at Microsoft NYC in the heart of Times Square, across the street from the very accessible Port Authority transportation hub. Microsoft is our exclusive 2015 Intergalactic Sponsor and also an Organizing Partner alongside the New York Tech Council and StartupBus NYC. Register on this website to participate in our Space Apps Challenge hackathon; hackathon participants will be allowed to also attend our festival and conference, but if you wish to attend ONLY the festival and conference and NOT participate for the majority of the weekend in the Space Apps Challenge hackathon you MUST register on Eventbrite - only register here on the spaceappschallenge.org website if you intend to fully participate on a project in the hackathon!
Visit our Space Apps NYC website as the weekend approaches for more details about our festival and conference programming!
Projects Nominated for Global Judging
Global Nominee #2NYSpaceTag
Global Nominee #1FirstHand
Best Use of DataNYSpaceTag
Projects Receiving Local AwardsBest Use Of Hardware - FirstHand
Most Inspiring - AsteroidAscent
Galactic Impact - Wildfire Navigator
Best Mission Concept - DEMS - Drone Ecosystem for Mars Surface Surveillance
STEM Outreach Honorary Award #1 - Hamstronaut - "Explore the space with hamstro the astronaut!"
STEM Outreach Honorary Award #2 - oregon-trajectory-nyc
Up and Coming - P-TECH Sensor Bot
Best Use Of Data - NYSpaceTag
- New York on Twitter
- Space Apps NYC website
- Space Apps NYC Festival Registration
- New York Live Video Stream
The following projects were worked on at New York:
NLP_HACKER_CLANProject Members from this location
The aim of this project is to not create a list of keywords, but to devise a method that allows semantic recognition of entered keywords, and newly formed keywords, to provide reference to cross-agency documentation and other information, as well as external documentation via the... Visit Project
How does your garden grow?Project Members from this location
Can we ever solve the problem of World Hunger and World poverty. If World Hunger could be eliminated, can it be said that World Poverty would follow suit? And in turn would it enable World Peace. The Food Direction Challenge is an ambitious attempt to solve the problem of World Hunger. S... Visit Project
Wildfire NavigatorProject Members from this location
Wildfires are likely to occur in areas with arid climates, such as those around the equator. An alarming problem is when they become an immediate danger to human beings. In case of emergencies, people may need to evacuate their hometowns.
This app will help people find the safest routes... Visit Project
Asteroids - Solving Earth's Resource IssuesProject Members from this location
This project incorporates both engineers and coders to create a viable solution for colonizing near-Earth asteroids and eventually the Asteroid Belt to be mined for resources, such as metals ranging from the standard iron and nickel, to precious metals like platinum. The asteroid ore will eith... Visit Project
starmapProject Members from this location
I would like to be able to parse most of the SPK format calculate relative positions of Pluto natural satellites.Visit Project
FirstHandProject Members from this location
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/pgpdkSxYGXs
One of the many challenges that Nasa Astronauts face when out in the vacuum of space is the drastic atmosphere change between what’s out there and what we need to survive. Thankfully we've done well for what we have to protect our Astronauts b... Visit Project
DemeterProject Members from this location
Born in 2015, Demetr helps to connect people around the world in conversation about awarness of food production and distribution. We look to develop communities with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of those impacted by hunger. We're using the IBM BlueMix to host our web app for visual... Visit Project
Team KesslerProject Members from this location
Team Kessler coders are developing a 3D JS simulation which tracks the trajectories of space debris based on TLE datasets, calculating any possible collisions, and their possible effect on Kessler Syndrome, which is the theory that as the amount of space debris increases in Earth orbit, the am... Visit Project
P-TECH Sensor BotProject Members from this location
The project aims to build a robot that provides a variety of environmental sensors to provide feedback to the driver: -gas sensor -light sensor -temperature sensor -humidity sensor
The driver can use a robot of this type to evaluate an environmental conditions before entering in person.... Visit Project
SpaceSlothProject Members from this location
Space Sloth Wearable Navigation Technology
Using an Intel Edison our team created a device and application to allow visually or otherwise impaired people to navigate obstacles as directed by tactile feedback from a smartwatch. The technology can be implemented in numerous space applicat... Visit Project
HMFSProject Members from this location
Our project aims to achieve:
To give people a further interest space
While not making a daunting task to repeatedly check for pictures.
spacebaseProject Members from this location
Spacebase aims to provide a visualization of heat and light data in a closed environment such as a room, controlled habitat, or space shuttle. The goal is to allow for quick detection of problematic situations such as heat leaks in tightly controlled environments. In the future, and with enoug... Visit Project
CadographerProject Members from this location
Cadographer is an informative App that 3D-maps known asteroids and comets’ orbits in the Solar System. It informs the general public about the NEOs with potential danger to Earth and it also shows resourcing opportunities. Further actions for motivated citizen scientist are suggested following... Visit Project
/transcriptProject Members from this location
Nasa has a wealth of recordings of many major missions, shuttle launches, and of space in general, documenting space exploration to allow everyone to become passive participants, explorers searching for new discoveries and possibilities beyond what the eye... Visit Project
What The Crop?Project Members from this location
- Assist farmers to better und... Visit Project
Dental Nasa Augmented Reality Lab using werables and self sensorsProject Members from this location
Dental emergency treatment in space: The prospect of having a dental emergency in space from an organic point of view is remote. In short space voyages, the maximum time will be a year using the present technology. It is a given that the astronauts will have had a through medical and dental... Visit Project
DEMS - Drone Ecosystem for Mars Surface SurveillanceProject Members from this location
We are using the following sponsor provided support: 1. Intel Edison Arduino Board 2. IBM BlueMix 3. Microsoft Surface for designing the concept art
The drone ecosystem will contain multiple sensing units - IR, Thermal, Visible Range Cameras, Radar/Sonar Mapping, Laser Based Altimeter, ... Visit Project
Share Space Science!Project Members from this location
Are you looking to send special birthday messages to your family and friends?
We are here to help!
Using our Web UI, you can select date of your friend's birthday and then we will display a list of cool pictures published from NASA on your special one's birthday. e.g. Sentinels o... Visit Project
Planet WalkProject Members from this location
We aim to enrich the experience of anyone interested in learning about the solar system.
We used the following technologies:
Python3 initially, then Python2 Chrome HTML5 JQuery Backbone Underscore d3 Microsoft Azure Cloud Hosting A slew of NASA data sources, guess that counts as ... Visit Project
Hamstronaut - "Explore the space with hamstro the astronaut!"Project Members from this location
Hamstronaut's main goal is to attract younger generations' attention about space and science.
Easy to use.
- Smart mode for the age of 15 and older where all the original descriptions for the space photos from.
Fun mode for the age of 13 and... Visit Project
oregon-trajectory-nycProject Members from this location
We wanted to create a game for both adults and kids that would be both fun and informative, but also encourage further interest in STEM.
The year is 2050 and you are tasked with a mission called Oregon, named after the Oregon Trail of the 1800s, to go to Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA sci... Visit Project
eMeteAidorProject Members from this location
-Use cases - Admin View AUser will be able to tap 3 buttons to send an alert - Range - Urgency Level - User View User will be able to see when notified: - Where it impacted - Urgency level - Evacuating recommen... Visit Project
AsteroidAscentProject Members from this location
Our project establishes an interactive website experience that guides children and educators through captivating information about NASA's ARM mission. We focus on the worth of Asteroids for space missions and Earth needs. We've additionally developed sample curriculum that integrates Virtual R... Visit Project
NYSpaceTagProject Members from this location
NASA has a lot of data, but it's hard to find what it's about, and how it connects to other data. To solve the first, we have built a tagging system that extracts natural keywords from titles and descriptions. We ran this across not only NASA data, but on datasets from all government departmen... Visit Project
Alien DetectorProject Members from this location
We don't know what creatures are in outer space. If we set up some motion detective installations in the planet that we want to observe, Alien Detector is a very useful tool.Visit Project
EMISProject Members from this location
EMIS is an ambient and white noise generator that lets users combine NASA recordings to create unique, personalized ambient sound mixes. Users interact with objects in the solar system to add sounds to the mix and learn the stories behind them.
This project would provide an artistic and... Visit Project
CMOREBotProject Members from this location
Data+Empathy=Social Change. We want everyone in the world to have the ability to test environmental elements that may be of concern in their neighborhoods, particularly water. Using a robot to collect data makes sense, because it provides safety for people. It also allows data streams to be se... Visit Project
MediprintProject Members from this location
3d-printed medical devices including braces and splints, personalized to each astronautVisit Project