KSA: HIGH-RECORD NUMBERS ACHIEVED IN THE NASA APPS CHALLENGE
Saudi Arabia took part in the NASA Space Apps challenge 2021, the largest virtual space apps event, from October 2-3. Under the theme “The Power of Ten”, Saudi Arabia was among the 28,286 registrants, 4,534 international teams, and 162 participating countries, as revealed by NASA. The 10th edition of the event, which gathered 10 international space agencies, comprised 28 challenges and 2,814 projects and looks forward to engaging more countries in the following years.
Saudi Arabia Shine Amongst Others
Under the Saudi Space Authority, six Saudi projects out of 2,814 achieved high-record numbers at the NASA apps challenge, as they reached the final nominations on the 23rd of October. The projects focus on providing innovative solutions to the most alarming issues facing earth and space. Saudi Arabia teams achieved top international records:
- First internationally in the number of projects in the list of the world's best-nominated projects.
- First in the Arab world on the honor list for the top 20 projects.
- Highest participation rate.
5 Saudi Space Projects Among the 37 Global Finalists:
The Saudi projects that are registered on the 37 Global Finalists list are:
- Galaxygems: Jeddah’s Team.
- Reshape: Dammam’s Team.
- Sunshine: Dhahran’s Team.
- Supernova: Taif’s Team.
- TweiqHero: Riyadh’s Team.
1 Saudi Space Project Among the Top Honorable Mentions:
AlfaisalSpaceX project from Riyadh was listed among the top 20 honorable mentions. Its slogan, “Fly us to the moon” worked on a solution for Lunar Surface Operations: Real-Time Collaboration.
The Saudi Space Authority:
The Saudi Space Authority has provided scientific and financial support of SR200,000 to the chosen and qualified teams in the NASA International Challenge. Under the supervision of Saudi and foreign trainers, the participating teams were enrolled in training sessions. It’s important to mention that the Saudi Space Commission was established in December 2018 by royal order.
Last update: 22 November 2021