New York

New York

New York, NY
  • 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 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 #2


    Global Nominee #1


    People's choice


    Best Use of Data


    Projects Receiving Local Awards

    Best 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



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    11 Times Square
    6th Floor
    New York, NY
    United States

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  • The following projects were worked on at New York:


      Project Members from this location
      • Tiffany Linzan

      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
      • Lovisa Inserra
      • Kennedy Bhagwandeen

      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 Navigator

      Project Members from this location
      • Kishore Kudipudi
      • Alexandru Nedelcu

      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 Issues

      Project Members from this location
      • Nikola Viazmenski

      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

    • starmap

      Project Members from this location
      • David Crawshaw

      I would like to be able to parse most of the SPK format calculate relative positions of Pluto natural satellites.

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    • FirstHand

      Project Members from this location
      • lucy chiu
      • Alice
      • Danish Dhamani
      • Jesse Lee
      • hang xu
      • Pavel Shub
      • Yuliya Kaleda
      • John F.  Gomez
      • Ben Gundersen

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      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

    • Demeter

      Project Members from this location
      • Regine Gilbert
      • Lucio Tolentino

      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 Kessler

      Project Members from this location
      • Olivia Ross
      • Adil Soubki
      • Nikola Viazmenski
      • will field
      • Oskar Maria Grande

      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 Bot

      Project Members from this location
      • Chris Leung
      • Devon James
      • Siddhi Bhave

      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

    • SpaceSloth

      Project Members from this location
      • Amy Gimma
      • Brendan Reilly
      • Andrew Silbersmith
      • Katharina Kufieta
      • Somya Jain
      • George Sivulka

      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

    • HMFS

      Project Members from this location
      • Riddhi Bhave

      Our project aims to achieve:

      • To give people a further interest space

      • While not making a daunting task to repeatedly check for pictures.



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    • spacebase

      Project Members from this location
      • Mihir Patel
      • Mikhail Gorbachev
      • Sadia Afroz

      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

    • Cadographer

      Project Members from this location
      • Joseph Spens
      • Kiesha  Allen
      • Elaine Burchman
      • Michael Doyle

      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

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      Project Members from this location
      • Stacey Mulcahy
      • Jason Walters
      • Benjamin Bojko
      • Stacey Mulcahy
      • Jesus Aguilar



      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
      • Marilyn Chew
      • Abdul Hadi Abdul Halim
      • Sze How CHAN
      • Ng Zhi An

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    • Dental Nasa Augmented Reality Lab using werables and self sensors

      Project Members from this location
      • Rafael Vasquez

      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 Surveillance

      Project Members from this location
      • Prayag Pathak
      • Chetan Dhadankar
      • Ruchin Mandiwala

      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
      • Yoomi Jung
      • Omar Ferrer
      • Mariano Martes

      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 Walk

      Project Members from this location
      • Edgar Aroutiounian
      • Gina Maini

      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
      • Michelle Ng

      • 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-nyc

      Project Members from this location
      • Anita Campbell

      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

    • eMeteAidor

      Project Members from this location
      • Tae Hong Min

      -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

    • AsteroidAscent

      Project Members from this location
      • Ariel Ekblaw
      • Courtney Wiggins
      • William

      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

    • NYSpaceTag

      Project Members from this location
      • Tim Winkler
      • Matthew Lipson

      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 Detector

      Project Members from this location
      • Lin-Yu Wen

      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.

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    • EMIS

      Project Members from this location
      • Abby Strobel
      • James Chambers

      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

    • CMOREBot

      Project Members from this location
      • David Morfin
      • Peter  Perreault
      • Niki Selken
      • Steven Shim
      • Anulekha  Venkatram
      • Kyle Yankanich
      • Leslie Birch
      • masuma ahmed

      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

    • Mediprint

      Project Members from this location
      • David Young-Chan Kay
      • David Young-Chan Kay

      3d-printed medical devices including braces and splints, personalized to each astronaut

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