NASA Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place in 350+ cities around the world for over 48 hours. This year, it was scheduled on October 6 and October 7, simultaneously and virtually all over the world. The 2023 NASA International Space Apps Challenge theme is “Make Space!”. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) and BASIS Student’s Forum & Cloud Camp Bangladesh have been organizing this event consecutively 10 times.

This time, more than 2 thousand contestants from nine different cities of Bangladesh participated. The shortlisted 50 teams were invited in person, and 160 teams joined virtually. Among 210 teams, the top nine teams from nine cities were nominated for a global contest. The projects of these teams will be evaluated further by NASA, and they will invite 10 teams from all over the world to visit NASA headquarters and attend conferences.

NSU team ‘Inception Last Hope’ became 1st in the ‘Make a Moonquake Map 2.0’ category at this event and got a Global nomination to NASA. It’s a big achievement for NSU. NSU’s other team, Plexus, got 2nd Runner-Up place in the “Ocean Gardens” category! In the closing ceremony held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, on Saturday evening, October 7, the NSU teams received awards from the honorable Education Minister, Dr. Dipu Moni, and James S. Gardiner, Environment, Science, Technology & Health Officer of U.S. Embassy of Dhaka.

NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge is a global event that brings together innovative ideas from teams across the world. It is a cross-disciplinary event for coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, artists, gamers, makers, builders, technologists, and anyone who wants to participate. During the Space Apps Challenge, teams use NASA’s free and open data to address real-world problems on Earth and in space.

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