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21 May 2012, 16:48 UTC
Space Bread
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Last week, the top six global winners were announced for the International Space Apps Challenge. The top six challenges were chosen from the 29 finalists chosen from over 100 submitted solutions at 25 participating locations. But here’s the thing, there were so many incredible ideas submitted to the Space Apps Challenge that it is almost easy to overlook some of the challenges that were not highlighted through the global judging process.
Let me give you an example that I’ve been sharing with others when they ask about the innovation that happened at the event.

It was 12:00pm on day #2 of the Space Apps Challenge. I was in Oxford, UK where some of the most innovative solutions originated. I was walking around, documenting the event and doing interviews with some of the participants, when I met 16 year old Sam Wilkinson. Sam’s not your ordinary 16 year old and he also didn’t have time for an interview. He did ask a question though…
“Nick, what time does judging start this afternoon?”
“4:00pm, but we’ll need everyone to wrap up their work a bit earlier so that we can make sure you get it submitted on time.”
“Okay, do you think ...

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