NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017

For the fourth time, the NASA Space Apps hackathon weekend returns to Stuttgart! Sign up now to participate in the biggest hackathon event on this planet (29. & 30. April 2017). Stuttgart is one of the biggest and most important aerospace regions in Germany and we are very proud to grow and support the local space industry and startup scene with this open-source space event for everyone!

Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Because of citizens like you, we continue to grow each year. If you haven’t already, join us to share ideas and engage with open data to address real-world problems, on Earth and in space. Work alone or with a team to solve challenges that could help change the world. And everybody can help, diverse backgrounds (software developers, engineers, artists, journalists, hackers, makers,…) will provide unique solutions to global problems that nobody thought about before. Check back here to join Space Apps in the Stuttgart hackerspace shackspace.

Space Apps Stuttgart 2017 Hackathon Weekend (29/30.04.2017):

  • start 29.04.2017 opening 11:00 CEST, launching event 13:00 CEST, coming later is okay
  • end 30.04.2017 18:00 CEST
  • in shackspace, Stuttgarter Hackerspace (Ulmer Str. 255, Stuttgart-Wangen)
  • next to subway station “Im Degen” (U4/9) (
  • no fees, (donations are welcome).
  • everybody is kindly invited to hack for space! Register on Meetup or

The registration is open via and We will also have data bootcamps before the hackathon weekend. Meet other space enthusiasts there and start your space project early. We have a limited amount of places, so please be fast and register your slot today!

Last years, our project BigWhoop (2015) and Cress.Space (2016) were selected #7 out of 900 projects for the Global People’s Choice Awards and and amoung the top #25 of the Global Award Finals. This year, we want to top this again, with you! This year’s challenges are about Earth and Earth Observation. More Details will follow soon.

Space Apps Stuttgart is kindly supported by the Stuttgart chapter of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DGLR), shackspace hackerspace and Our projects were also presented during the International Astronautical Congress 2015 in Jerusalem and other space conferences.

More information will follow, so please check our webpages frequently for further news.

Still no clue? Fear not, we will have at least one pre-event called Data Bootcamp when we will meet already and discuss the projects we could work on. Everybody can do space, even you! We are waiting for you.

Space Apps Stuttgart 2017 Data Bootcamp Weekend (Weekends before):

  • At least one Weekend before Space Apps Hackathon Weekend, 08.04.2017
  • Perhaps more, if you like it.
  • start 19:00 CEST, open ending
  • in shackspace, Stuttgarter Hackerspace (Ulmer Str. 255, Stuttgart-Wangen)
  • no strings attached. Just come, meet space enthusiasts, discuss, start your project early.
  • Please register on Meetup or, too

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Event Information

Please don’t park on the parkin slots in front of the hackerspace! you will be towed away, unfortunately 🙁


Friday (optional)

  • 19:00 – Pre Event – come as you are. Checkout the hackerspace, meet people, have fun!


  • 11:00 – Open
  • 13:00 – SpaceApps Stuttgart Start
  • 14:00 – Hacking time
  • 21:00 – Midway demos
  • 22:00 – Dinner
  • 23:00 – Night Hack Session


  • 09:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Hacking time
  • 13:00 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Hacking time
  • 18:00 – Closing demos
  • 20:00 – End Party

After Monday

  • Your app has just started! Prepare for the jury selection (videos, webpage, etc…)

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