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.

Ali Llewellyn

The International Space Apps Challenge team has been hard at work with the preparations for the upcoming global event in April. We’re building collaborations, reviewing challenges, and preparing for the largest exploration-focused mass collaboration that the world has ever seen.

One of the most frequent questions we get for Space Apps is “where will it be held?” The answer is: everywhere! There will be 50 local events and then extensive virtual participation - so you can participate, either in person or online, from any place on Earth (or in space!) A number of agencies and organizations are working together on every continent to bring Space Apps to you, and we are excited to announce the first round of confirmed cities today:

North America:
New York City, NY
Syracuse, NY
Rochester, NY
Reno, NV
Detroit, MI
Austin, TX
Monterrey, Mexico

South America:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Bogota, Colombia

Tokyo, Japan
Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangalore, India
Kathmandu, Nepal

Pretoria, South Africa

Exeter, UK
London, UK
York, UK
Gothenberg, Sweden
Skopje, Macedonia
Paris, France
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tampere, Finland
Lausanne, Switzerland
Krakow, Poland

Brisbane, Queensland
Adelaide, South Australia
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney, NSW

Please note that you will be able to register for local events at starting in March.

Congratulations to all the local leads - we couldn’t do it without you!

Did you not find a city near you?The International Space Apps Challenge team is accepting applications for 20 more local events through March 1 or until the available spaces are filled. You can find more information about the responsibilities of local leads here and the application here.

Where in the world would you like to see Space Apps?