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Space Apps Winners Make History

9 Dec 2014, 00:19 UTC
Space Apps Winners Make History
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Winning teams from the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge traveled to the Kennedy Space Center to witness the historic test launch of the Orion spacecraft, which will carry humans to Mars. In addition to the Global Winners – Android Base Station, Best Use of Hardware; Aurora Wearables, Best Mission Concept; SkyWatch, Best Use of Data; SkySnapper, Galactic Impact; Yorb.it, Most Inspiring; and Next Vision (Space Helmet), People’s Choice – local winners from the Kennedy Space Center event joined us for launch. What a thrill and honor to have our Space Apps teams travel (at their own expense) to NASA to join us in such a momentous milestone. In additions to our Kansas City guests, team members traveled from Canada, Europe, and as far as India.


NASA’s Chief Technology Officer for IT, Deborah Diaz, headed the delegation of Space Apps winners and guests over the course of three days. Caley Burke, Kennedy Space Center local lead for Space Apps, served as our generous host and arranged for our Space Apps team social on L-1. Thanks Caley for making everything run so smoothly. Space Apps teams had the opportunity to visit the Visitor Center before and after the Orion launch. ...

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