On October 1-2, 2022, coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists came together in a global hackathon, NASA International Space Apps Challenge. Over two days, participants from around the world created in-person and virtual teams to solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Abraham and Beloved (Trinity - Hicksville, New York) were on hand to provide comfort to the team in New York City as they worked their way through some complex projects and challenges presented to them.
Abraham and Beloved also had their first experience being a part of a live feed on Instagram, reaching teams in South Africa, Brazil, and Australia.
Last year, Space Apps welcomed over 28,000 registrants, across 162 countries and territories. Using open data from NASA and 9 partner space agencies, they tackled 28 challenges and produced 2,814 projects