We had a very large response to the International Space Apps Challenge
this year by people who were participating virtually. Over 2,200 people
from all corners of the world participated online to tackle the 58
challenges. 170 solutions were submitted and today we are announcing the
top 4 virtual winners! These teams will progress to the global judging
round and will also receive two K’NEX Building Sets which were provided
by the organizers of the Philadelphia Main Stage location.
And the winners are…
- [**Inbound**] - *A minimalist and modern display mount that shows
the frequency with which Earth is bombarded by coronal mass
ejections emanating from the Sun.*
- [**Mars Watchtower**] - *An interactive web-app that allows users
to explore the recent and past weather of Mars.*
- [**NEO Database**] - *A visualization of nearly 600,000 cataloged
asteroids and analysis of their economic prospects.*
- [**Way Station**] - *An app to help connect astronauts on the
International Space Station with everyday people.*
We would also like to highlight five other solutions that received
- [**REPROV Wheel**] - *An original conceptual 3D design of
a self-replicating exploration rover, with details plans of
its wheel, suitable for printing.*
- *[**Clucker**!] - A web-based application that provides backyard
- *[**Telescope Schedules**] - An exploration of space
telescopes and when they are looking at what.*
- *[**Mars 24/7**] - A mission design for a constellation of
cubesats that will provide 24/7 images of the surface of Mars.*
- *[**Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia) 1S Red Giant
Concert**] - First graders listened to Red Giant Concert, chose
instruments, planned their entrances, and created their own Red
We look forward to reviewing all solutions nominated for global judging.
As a reminder to all those who were nominated, here’s what you need to
do to compete at the global level:
**By May 1:**
1. Prepare a 500 character description of your project and add it to
your project page.
2. Prepare a 2:00 minute video giving an overview of your project.
(including demo if possible) and add it to your project page.
3. Be sure that your project page is as complete as possible with
resources, all team members, all code.
Congratulations to everyone!
[Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia) 1S Red Giant