NASA's 2018 International Space Apps Challenge Returns to Huntsville

NASA's 2018 International Space Apps Challenge is returning to Huntsville, Alabama, for a second year Oct. 19-21. The global hackathon brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to solve real-world problems with collaborative, innovation solutions during a 48-hour period. The teams then work with NASA's open source data and products and design innovative solutions to scientific challenges faced on Earth and in space.

Facilitated by Urban Engine of Huntsville and other local sponsors, the event will be held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Education Training Facility and will also be featured as the Mainstage for the challenge weekend.

"Space Apps is a great opportunity for NASA Marshall to engage with our local community and we are thrilled Huntsville was chosen as the Mainstage for the event," said Paul McConnaughey, associate director, technical, of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and the keynote speaker for the event on Friday, Oct. 19. "Being able to harness all of the knowledge, creativity and ingenuity that we have in our city, and use that to help NASA solve challenges we have on Earth and in space, is really a unique and powerful tool," McConnaughey said.

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