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Tokyo Joins NASA's App Challenge

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Arts & Culture, Development, Digital Activism, Photography, Technology
Hackathon in Tokyo for International Space Apps Challenge

Hackathon in Tokyo for the International Space Apps Challenge. Photo by ISAC Tokyo Bureau CC BY 2.0

Japan participated in NASA's International Space Apps Challenge 2013 [1] with a hackathon in Tokyo on April 21 and 22, 2013. Eighteen project teams developed apps with the aim of improving life on Earth and in space, including an app to create dishes in a shape of celestial bodies [2] [ja] such as the moons of Mars using 3D printers, and a location finder app to suggest less cloudy places for installing solar panels [3].