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NASA’s Space App Challenge will be held in Romania for the third consecutive year


Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world.

For the third consecutive year, NASA’s Hackathon will be held in Romania and will take place between October 19-21, simultaneously in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara. The generic theme of this year’s edition is Earth and Space.

The purpose of the event is to link NASA data in a collaborative manner with people around the globe who can find solutions to these challenges.

Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about curiosity come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in Space.

  • NASA’s incubator innovation program is the largest annual hackathon in the world
  • Space Apps participants create solutions to mission-related challenges using problem-solving skills, open data, robotics, data visualization, hardware, design and many other specialties.

“Last year’s hackathon was our largest yet, with 187 events and more than 25,000 people participating across six continents. We’re excited to continue the tradition of inviting students and professionals, beginners and veterans from all corners of the globe to join in” Space Apps Challenge organizers

These are the six challenge categories for this year’s Space Apps:

  1. Can you build a…
  2. Help others discover the Earth
  3. Volcanos, Icebergs and Asteroids
  4. What the world needs now is…
  5. An icy glare
  6. A Universe of beauty and wonder

Registered teams are expected to bring their own equipment to work on projects. In Romania over 80 teams participated in the two previous editions.

Daniel Marton


Daniel Marton

After 3 years as a radio reporter (back in 2003), Daniel has experienced some other options that media can offer: 2 years as a special reporter (print), 2 years as a news commentator (tv), 2 years as an editor-in-chief (online) plus another 5 years as an online manager (digital). Since 2016, he is a freelance journalist, delivering documented articles and creative ideas for any kind of media. Ever since then, Daniel joined the iCEE.fest family, as a contributing editor for iCEE.news.

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