Space Apps Seattle

Welcome to Space Apps Seattle

The Seattle home of the NASA International Space Apps Challenge
A global hackathon in the city that unites tech and space!

Friday, Oct 6 – Sunday Oct 8th, 2023

Check out our 2023 videos!

Pre-event Recording

Space Data Hackers

Get Ready for NASA’s Space Apps Challenge

Come to Space Apps if you are…

  • A programmer, a data scientist, an engineer, a storyteller, a student, an educator, a project manager, an entrepreneur
  • You love data and you want to transform NASA’s open data sets into real world applications
  • You are passionate about space and you want to join in building our future together for the benefit of humanity.
  • You love hardware. Yes! Hardware projects welcome – Space Apps is more than “apps”! Bring your love for boards and dream up a solution for Earth or your own mission in space. 

What is Space Apps?

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge takes place each year over the course of 48 hours to spark innovation on NASA challenges that benefit missions in space and life on Earth.

  • Build a team
  • Pick your challenge from NASA’s missions or bring your own
  • Hack away! 

You have two days to build your project and put it before the judges.

Winners that become finalists in NASA’s global judging round have a shot at a special tour of Kennedy Space Center!

Congratulations to Our Winners for Space Apps Seattle 2023

Congratulations to ExoSpace, Seattle’s Global Nominee who advances to Global Judging!

And we’re proud of announce the teams who won local awards at Space Apps Seattle:

🏆 Best Use of Data: NASA In The Hood
🏆 Best Use of Technology: moonGlobe
🏆 Best Mission Concept: FlameSavers
🏆 Most Inspirational: ExoSpace
🏆 Best Storytelling Award: GoofyAhProductions

All our Space Apps Seattle teams set a stellar example for the future of space exploration and education. We’re honored to celebrate their achievements and can’t wait to see what they do next. 

Thank you to Our Speakers and Judges for Space Apps Seattle 2023

Wendy Lawrence is a retired United States Navy Captain, an engineer, and former helicopter pilot and NASA astronaut. She was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space, has visited the Russian Space Station Mir, and has logged over 1,200 hours in space over four space flights. Wendy will share her incredible journey and insights into space exploration. 

Partners for Space Apps Seattle 2023

Sticker Jam

Space Northwest

Space Entrepreneurs

The Mars Society