The ISRO – NASA Space Apps 2022 challenge is going to be a unique opportunity for people in India to participate in this international event and showcase their talent. Check details and find out how to participate.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced on Monday, June 13, that it has joined the annual NASA space apps challenge, a global hackathon, this year. The competition is named Space Apps 2022 challenge and will be managed by the Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. The event is scheduled between October 1 and October 2, 2022. If you are interested in participating in this event and showcase your talent on a global stage, then check out the details below. Also read: ISRO to launch GSAT-24 mission after popular demand! See who will benefit
ISRO – NASA Space Apps 2022 Challenge
ISRO posted about this event on its website. According to the post, the NASA organized annual global hackathon first began in the year 2012. The aim of the competition is to “make inventive solutions to real-world challenges using actual data from space”, according to the NASA event page. Apart from ISRO, the Space Apps 2022 challenge will also see participation from space agencies of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe (ESA), Japan, Argentina, Bahrain, Paraguay, South Africa and more. Also read: This largest ever NASA spacecraft, Europa Clipper, will look for Aliens on Jupiter’s Moon
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“The two-day event inspires collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking that fosters interest in Earth and space science and exploration. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the NASA’s/ ISRO open data, foster interest in earth and space science technology, and encourage and nurture the interest in STEAM in the young generation,” ISRO stated in the post.
“ISRO is inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in the 11th annual hackathon. During a 2 day hackathon, participants from around the world will create teams and use Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues our world is facing,” it added.
The event will take place both in-person and virtually over the period of two days. Interested people can visit this link for more information. It should be noted that the application window for participants has not opened yet. Once it does, you will be able to apply using the same link. However, if you want to become a local lead and organize a local in-person or virtual Space Apps event for a city or town, they can begin applying here.