NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge is coming to Vaasa

Veera Hautala

Welcome to the largest annual space & science hackathon in the world. Join us for an exciting on-site event at Design Centre MUOVA, Palosaari Campus.

Space Apps is an international hackathon, where teams engage with NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space. Space Apps 2018 included over 18,000 participants at more than 200 events in 75 countries.

Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has engaged 150,000+ people from 150+ countries in using NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

To mark the tenth annual Space Apps, NASA is collaborating with nine international space agency partners to bring the largest annual global hackathon in the world to even more communities!


Make inventive solutions to real-world challenges using actual data from space.

We are looking for students, problem-solvers, engineers, business people, artists, coders, designers and makers to join the event.

The challenge descriptions are available here. There are challenges suitable for many types of skillsets and from beginners to more advanced.


Sign-up is now open. Sign up here

Time: October 7-8, 2023 (Starting at 10:00)

Place: Design Center MUOVA, Fabriikki F2, Palosaari Campus.

Participation is free – Limited seats available.

The event is organised as a part of Aurora Space EU Interreg Aurora project.


Space Apps in a NASA incubator innovation program.

Space Apps is managed by the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. It is organized in collaboration with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mindgrub, SecondMuse, and the NASA Open Innovation Applied Sciences Program. Read more.