• Greg Baker

NASA coming to Augusta

NASA’s open innovation incubator, the International Space Apps Challenge, will take place April 22-24. The global main stage for this year’s event will be in Pasadena, California, with local events taking place simultaneously in 193 locations spanning 72 countries.

One of those locations is Augusta, GA.  (BTW – Only 1 of 2 locations in the southeast and the only location in Georgia.)

theClubhou.se is hosting the Augusta event, and they are looking for teams of students and interested hackers to participate.  This year, NASA is offering 26 challenges in six mission-related categories: Aeronautics, Earth, International Space Station, Journey to Mars, Solar System and Beyond, and Space Technology.

This year’s challenge will include a Data Bootcamp on April 22, streamed live from the global main stage. The bootcamp is open to the public and will give participants the opportunity to learn new skills with computer coding and data.

On April 23 and 24, participants are asked to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualizations and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

Teachers, for more information on the challenge, see https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org.  To register, go to https://2016.spaceappschallenge.org/locations/augusta-ga-usa.

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