In 2007, a small group of people began an intentional, collaborative experiment in open, transparent, and direct communication about your space program. Our goal was to enable your direct participation in exploring and contributing to NASA’s mission.

Many of us have since begun new adventures. This site will remain as an archive of the accomplishments of the openNASA experiment.

Nick Skytland

We are very excited to announce the Global winners of the International Space Apps Challenget. It was truly a global collaboration with thousands of people and organizations around the world participating and all the solutions submitted were incredible. This event celebrated technology development in its most positive context—using minimal resources and maximum brainpower to create outside- the-box solutions in response to interesting problems. The six global winners were announced today at a reception held by Innovation Endeavors and Talent House in Palo Alto, CA.

Most Inspiring” Award to Planet Hopper (Oxford, United Kingdom)

An app that visualizes Kepler data to allow children and teachers to explore all the exoplanets that we know about.

Best Use of Data”Award to Vicar2png (Virtual Participation)

An app that allows anyone to view, enjoy, and remix NASA’s mission image data easily by converting VICAR files to the popular PNG image format.

Most Disruptive”Award to Growing Fruits: Pineapple Project (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Francisco, US; Santiago, Chile; and Virtual Participation)

An app that provides the optimal crop for your community by filtering a tropical crop database by location’s rainfall, latitude, elevation and pH..

Most Innovative” Award to Strange Desk (Oxford, United Kingdom)

An app that allows users to socially share and analyze the occurrence of strange events with others.

Galactic Impact”Award to Growers Nation (Exeter UK, San Francisco USA, New York City USA, Santiago Chile, Nairobi Kenya and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic)

An app that explores the potential of unused land for the growing of fruit, vegetable and other crops through the use of location, climate and growing data.

People’s Choice” Award to Bit Harvester (Nairobi, Kenya)

An SMS-based remote data acquisition and control system for remote renewable energy installations.

Each winning team will be provided a custom tailored a support package by Innovation Endeavours to help continue development of their solution. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Thank you to the the incredible Space Apps Challenge Judges which included:

  • Aaron Huslage - Tether & Geeks Without Bounds
  • Dror Berman - Innovation Endeavors
  • Justin Nassiri - VideoGenie
  • Nick Skytland - NASA
  • Paul Willard - Practice Fusion
  • Pejman Nozad - Angel Investor
  • Rebecca Keiser - NASA
  • Richard Garriot - Private Astronaut and Entrepreneur
  • Roman Scharf - Talenthouse
  • Ryan Kottenstette - Khosla Ventures
  • Sasi Pillay - NASA
  • Stephanie Palmeri - Softech VC
  • Thomas Korte - Angel Pad
  • Tomer Kagaan - Quixey