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Toronto Team Receives Honorable Mention at the International Space Apps Challenge

The International Space Apps Challenge was an overwhelming success as over 9000 participants in 83 cities spent a weekend creating 770 applications. In the Best Use of Data category the Canadian entry from Toronto, Aurora Localization, received an Honorable Mention.

A panel of judges consisting of representatives from NASA and other governmental and non-governmental organizations evaluated the 770 applications and selected 134 for global recognition and six best in class winners.
The six challenges teams could compete in were; Best Use of Data, Best Use of Hardware, Best Mission Concept, Galactic Impact, Most Inspiring and the People’s Choice.
The Aurora Localization team took up the Best Use of Data Challenge to solve the Aligning the Stars problem. The team consisted of three university students; Ondrej Recnik and Laura Culp of the University of Waterloo and Fangda Li of the University of Toronto.
Aurora Localization via Starfields

A complete list of winners and honorable mentions including their apps and videos is available at the International Space Apps Challenge website.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.