One of the key elements of the Random Hacks of Kindness Sustainability Project announced earlier this year was to create a featured problem set for each RHoK event going forward that provides a series of highly curated, well-defined problems that have clear sponsors and clear paths to sustained impact. Stay on top of the latest additions for RHoK 2012 at our Featured Problem Set Page. Here we detail NASA’s two focused challenges for the RHoK community, both building off of the success of the International Space Apps Challenge.
Complete View from ISS
The Problem: We have an amazing amount of crew imagery coming down daily from the International Space Station – time lapse images, star trails views, and spectacular photos that give citizens of Earth an unparalleled perspective of their home planet. Astronaut photography is a vital resource that NASA is committed to making accessible and useful internally and externally.
Our goal is to build an immersive view from the ISS in any direction, nadir, limb-ward and star-ward, as the views are available. We want to create a mechanism to allow organizing/tagging/crowdsourcing of information that would improve the usability of the imagery for science and educational projects. We want ...