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NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

  • CORE Innovation Hub 191 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

CORE is again hosting this year's Space Apps Challenge hackathon, together with Space Hub PerthUnearthed and Spacecubed, over the weekend of 20-21 October. The challenge theme this year is Earth & Space, there are some exciting challenges and potential for the winner to head to NASA.


Learn more about the challenges and register HERE.

CORE is hosting an informal team building session and challenge review in the FLUX Basement on Fri 19 Oct from 4:00-6:00PM. Come along if you are interested to talk about what challenge you are interested in working on and to find team mates.

Read more about the Info Session held on 8 October with special guest Enrico Palermo, President of Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company. See our Space Apps Media Partner Startup News’ write up here.

About SpaceApps

The International Space Apps Challenge is NASA’s incubator innovation program to spur innovation by convening global citizens around NASA’s open data to solve mission-relevant challenges over a 2-day community hackathon event, bringing citizens together regardless of their background or skill level.

Global citizens work with open data and APIs to solve challenges within categories designed to support NASA’s ongoing missions. As a result, participants produce hundreds of projects making open source solutions with immediate value to NASA and the global community. It’s not just about apps! Tackling challenges using robotics, data visualisation, hardware and design, the competition inspires people to learn and create using stories, code, design and ideas and display their problem-solving talents with the world.

 Diverse skills, students and hackathon novices are encouraged. There is something for everyone.

How it works

Participants will organise into project teams to work on solving one of the specific challenges issued by NASA. Teams utilise publicly available NASA data to design all kinds of innovative solutions to the set Challenges. Any project teams get to pitch their solutions at the end of the weekend and there are some great prizes up for grabs. Plus two teams from the Perth competition will be selected to participate in the global judging.

To register, create a profile on the website, and then register for the Perth Hackathon HERE.

Organising Partners


CORE is a member of the Space Industry Association of Australia.

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