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Congrats to this year’s global award winners!!

Best Use of Data: NY Space Tag from New York City, New York offers a data tagging system that extracts keywords and core concepts to more easily query NASA data.

NYSpaceTag - New York, NY

NYSpaceTag – New York, NY

Best Use of Hardware: Valkyrie from Sofia, Bulgaria is a “smart” glove and mobile device that enables gesture and voice recognition to ease automation tasks for work or play.

Valkyrie - Sofia, Bulgaria

Valkyrie – Sofia, Bulgaria

Best Mission Concept: Arachnobeea from Limassol, Cyprus designed a spider-bee drone for small cargo transport with a grab and capture capability and the ability to dock and release.

ArachnoBeeA - Limassol, Cyprus

ArachnoBeeA – Limassol, Cyprus

Galactic Impact: CROPP from Rome, Italy is a bottle-bot with sensors to gather in-situ data applied to optical and radar satellite imaging to provide real-time crop risk assessment.

CROPP - Rome, Italy

CROPP – Rome, Italy

Most Inspirational: Robot Tracking and Sensing from Kathmandu, Nepal enables users to explore and extract data from nearby objects using a mobile robot platform with smartphone sensors. [Note: All the team members are safe and sound, and thrilled to be global award winners!]

Tracking and Sensing through Android Robotics   - Kathmandu, Nepal

Tracking and Sensing through Android Robotics – Kathmandu, Nepal

People’s Choice Award: NatEv Explorer from Pristina, Kosovo uses real-time earth observation data to populate an interactive 3D globe for crowdsourced tagging and discovery of potential natural hazards and threats.

Space Apps 2015 People's Choice Semi-finalist NatEv Explorer

NatEv Explorer – Pristina, Kosovo

These teams will have the opportunity to attend the September 2nd Falcon 9 SpaceX Crew Resupply 8 launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, which will deliver crucial supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.

Hats off to all the global finalists, and to all the 13,000+ participants in Space Apps 2015. What a stellar year. You guys ROCKet!!

Space Apps 2015 Best Use of Data  Global Award Winning team NYSpaceTag with NASA's Jason Duley and Beth Beck

Space Apps 2015 Best Use of Data Global Award Winning team NYSpaceTag with NASA’s Jason Duley and Beth Beck

About Beth

Open Innovation Program Manager

NASA Headquarters

beth.beck@nasa.gov