Kennedy Space Center to Invite KSC Space Apps Winners to Launch Viewing Opportunity

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to extend invitations for a launch viewing opportunity to the winning solutions at the 2014 International Space Apps Challenge in the follow categories:       

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The winning teams will be invited to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for viewing a future NASA launch. The team can designate up to two team members to receive launch invitations as a NASA invited guest. The invitation is for those two team members plus one additional guest each, and is non-transferrable.  The invitations are available for U.S. citizens as well as non-U.S. citizens; all non-U.S. citizens must be approved by NASA security 30 days prior to the launch. All NASA invited guests (team members and their guests) will be responsible for their own transportation and any costs incurred to attend the launch viewing.

 The Kennedy Space Center location category winner is only available to solutions that are presented as a part of the judging at the KSC location on the afternoon of Sunday, April 13, 2014. At least one member of the team must be registered at KSC and physically present at the location during judging to present the solution. The winning solution will be announced at the awards presentation following judging.

To be eligible for one of the three KSC challenge based category winners, the solution page must be created on spaceappschallenge.org no later than 8 PM Hawaii Time (GMT-10) on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The team must submit their solution under the same criteria that applies to global judging by Sunday, April 20, 2014 (local time). Any #SpaceWearables #Asteroid Prospector #GrowFoodMartian team can submit; your project does NOT have to be a global nominee from your location.

“The judges will review the finalists based on a short project description, a 30-second video, and project page links. Any code developed during the event weekend must be open source. To be eligible for global judging your project page must include a link to the code in a public repository.”

The eligible teams will be contacted to designate the two members; all must be associated with the solution on spaceappschallenge.org.

KSC will determine the solution winners at its own discretion. Terms and conditions will apply; additional details will be communicated after winners have been identified.  Winners are expected to be announced in May 2014.  NASA reserves the right to cancel this invitation at any time at its own discretion.

See pictures and more of the 2013 KSC Space Apps winners and Global Best in Class winners at the MAVEN Launch November 2013 on our Tumblr. Our experts talked about the challenges during Google Hangouts, which are available on YouTube.

Further questions can be sent to KSC-DL-Space-Apps@mail.nasa.gov. [Come back to this Tumblr post for any updates.]