Former global winner in NASA Space Apps Challenge preps for competition

Former global winner in NASA Space Apps Challenge preps for competition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Creative minds are hitting the ground running to get ready for the International NASA Space Apps Challenge.

WZDX News caught up with folks at a workshop for it who are learning how to use NASA's public data. They're especially excited because, as we learned Tuesday, Huntsville beat out major cities to be the one broadcast around the world in the competition…

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Huntsville hosting International Space Apps Challenge

Huntsville hosting International Space Apps Challenge

"This is just fantastic for this community. I hope everybody realizes what a big deal this is for us to be the main stage event,” said Harold Brewer, with Intuitive Research and Technology.

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Huntsville named Main Stage city for International competition

Huntsville named Main Stage city for International competition

"In year's past main stage cities have included Silicon Valley and New York City. Our event will be live streamed by the international NASA space apps challenge channel. Last year, I believe their stream reached over 40 million people.

This will place Rocket City on a global platform for innovators around the world to learn about Huntsville's legacy as the Rocket City," said Urban Engine Executive Director Toni Eberhart…

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Huntsville is Mainstage for Worldwide Hackathon

Huntsville is Mainstage for Worldwide Hackathon

Hal Brewer, co-founder and chair of Intuitive Research and Technology – one of the event’s presenters, said this is a chance for businesses to take part for team building and “international exposure.”

In fact, he called out some local companies to answer the challenge.

“It’s a great opportunity to foster STEM research,” Brewer said. “If you sponsor this, you’re going to be getting international exposure.”

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