Kansas City App-Builders Honored In NASA Challenge

Two apps created by a team of Kansas City tech experts were honored at NASA’s International Space Apps challenge. Sol, an app that integrates weather data from the Curiosity rover on Mars with weather data on Earth, won Best Use of Data; Stellar Stuff, an educational app about the impact of NASA’s research earned honorable mention in the Galactic Impact category.

The group, which included representatives from Kansas City firms like Salva O’Renick, Ingenology, RareWire, Sprint, Cerner and VML, competed April 20-21 with teams from more than 80 locations to produce open-source solutions for more than 50 challenges presented by NASA related to space exploration, education and missions.

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