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What inspires me about #SpaceApps.. and we’re only halfway through.

20 Apr 2013, 10:41 UTC
What inspires me about #SpaceApps.. and we’re only halfway through.
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The Space Apps Challenge rap. If you’re curious… you qualify.
The fact that there is a serious discussion happening right now in this room about quantum cryptography and how we can transmit secret messages by laser on and off the Earth.
Space Apps Tokyo’s annual Space Shuttle sushi.
The note sent by a Canadian fifth grader who wanted to help on the Lego Rover project. “I am in grade 5, I would like to join your group as I am very good at lego, Ican brainstorm quickly and nicely, and I am aa good visualiser.”
A team here in Singapore who considered all the offered challenges… but then turned around and said, what if we didn’t want to just do any of those things, and we wanted to think about how all this data relates and how real people see it? Then they started to draw out data overlaps on the white boards, really thoughtful about why this stuff matters.
This intro video by the leads of Space Apps Toulouse. (and their excitement)
Will.i.am’s song Reach for the Stars and the fact that there’s a challenge about it.
Talking to astronauts. (coming soon!)
Truly global collaboration. Where else are ...

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