Space Apps Seattle

Space Apps Seattle!

NASA International Space Apps Challenge
A hackathon in the city that unites tech & space!

Register now for the 2021 NASA Space Apps Challenge!

Friday Oct 1 – Sunday Oct 3, 2021

And get ready with our pre-events!

Winning Strategies for Space Apps

Thurs Sep 16 at 7 pm

Join us for a discussion of winning strategies with past Space Apps winners and judge, Jeff Rayner of MXTreality. We’ll also give the overview and pro-tips for our 2021 event so you can hit the ground running.

Space Apps Hacking Deep Dive

Thurs Sep 23 at 7 pm

Join us for a discussion of how to work with space-related data sets and the tools to bring your Space Apps projects to life. Speakers: Michael Patrick (GIS expert and serial hackathon participant) and Pranab K. Roy Chowdhury (Professor at UW).

2021 Judges

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Robert Cahn


Casey Dreier

The Planetary Society

Dr. Elizabeth Frank


Ray Ramadorai

Blue Origin

Dr. Soyeon Yi

The First Korean Astronaut

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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 Challenge?

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 watching a NASA rocket launch!


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