NASA International Space Apps Challenge Boston 2022

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of our global community’s health and safety, ISAC Boston Organizing Team have made the decision to make the 2022 hackathon a virtual event.

more information abut ISAC Boston 2022

To lean about ISAC Boston, we published slides that explain about this year’s NASA ISAC event – introduction of mentors, judges, explained the logistics, NASA’s challenges for this year.
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What is the Space Apps Challenge?

Since its inception in 2012, NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens across the globe to use NASA’s open data to build innovative solutions to challenges we face on Earth and in space.

Space Apps inspires local communities to come together, think intensely, and create solutions to important problems. Each year, Space Apps engages thousands of individuals in cities around the world to work with NASA’s open source data in a 48-hour sprint. Teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, artists, and others collaborate to answer some of the most pressing challenges on Earth and in space.

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2022 is the 9th time that NASA ISAC is held in Boston. This year everyone attend virtually. To participate, you can form your own teams among your friends. Please make sure that all of your team members register. The event provides opportunity for everyone to improve your coding skills, get involved in Boston’s hackathon community, cultivate team collaboration skills, and… have a blast with your teammates!!

ISAC Boston 2021 local finalist team won ISAC Global Winner in Art and technology category.

Team Jimmy in the box

Team Jimmy in the box is WOW-ed by how the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) uses origami-like folding and unfolding for its launch and deployment. Using our diverse skills and experience, this project builds computerized origami models for JWST in order to showcase its amazing design and “satisfying” deployment steps.

About Binnovative

We are Binnovative, a non-profit corporation in Massachusetts, organizing ISAC events in Boston since 2014. We focus on collaborations within the innovation community in Massachusetts, taking advantage of the diversity in the area. Following our mission to empower entrepreneurship for the community, we are honored to be a local lead for a virtual ISAC event in Boston this year again.

Don’t code? No worries.

Kintone is a no-code/low-code cloud platform for teams to easily share & collaborate on their data efficiently. Thanks to our gold sponsor Kintone, attendees will have exclusive access to this platform and mentor support during the event:



For each hackathon, NASA personnel develop challenges. These challenges encompass a wide variety of topics and encourage our community of artists, storytellers, coders, scientists, designers, engineers, and others to get creative and develop out-of-this-world solutions!

This year, ISAC theme is “Make Space!” Learn more and stay tuned for future announcements from the link below.

Find a challenge, build a team, get started hacking!

Check 2022 challenges

big thanks to our sponsors and supporters

Platinum Sponsor : Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Gold sponsor : Kintone

Titanium Sponsor : Ogawa Coffee USA

Silver Sponsor : Toyota

Friend Sponsor : Z-kai USA


Supporter :

Consulate-General of Japan in Boston (在ボストン日本国総領事館)

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Schedule (All times US/Eastern)

Saturday, October 1st

  • 8:00 am Registered participants online check in
  • 9:00 am Opening Ceremony and Welcome by NASA ISAC Global Team and Boston local team
  • 10:00 am Online pitching & team formation
  • 10:00 am Start hacking – Slack channel is available to connect us during hacking
  • 1:00 pm Mentor Office Hour
  • 3:00 pm Mentor Office Hour
  • 5:00 pm Mentor Office Hour

Sunday, October 2nd

  • 10:00 am Mentor Office Hour
  • 12:00 pm Participants stop hacking and submit project
  • 1:00 pm Presentation & judging
  • 3:30 pm Winner announcement & closing

frequently asked questions

All are welcome! You must register and show up for online opening event (Saturday 9AM ET) and presentation event (Sunday noon ET).
The challenges change each year within the theme of Earth and space. This year’s five categories of NASA SpaceApps 2020 challenges that you will solve! Refer here for more details.
This year’s five categories of NASA SpaceApps 2020 challenges that you will solve! Refer here for more details. If you want to learn projects from previous year, you can see 2019 global nominees here.
A team of experts from tech and science will take into account creativity, ease of use, level of complexity, use of available space data, and team dynamics.
Web, desktop, mobile, and hardware projects are all welcome.
Teams tend to be most efficient with at most 5 members. That said, it entirely depends on your style: you can work solo, or with a group of whatever size suits you.
We encourage you to join us on the event Slack and discuss there. You can also recruit and form teams before the event begins. Our staff will assist you in finding the right team.
This year’s event will be held entirely virtually, utilizing collaboration technologies such as Slack, Zoom, and others. Develop and leverage new skills for remote collaboration, and overcome the challenges!

about the organizer!

Binnovative is a non-profit organization which strives to provide opportunities to communities in Japan and Boston to foster their entrepreneurial mindset as well as multicultural perspectives. Binnovative organizes and leads the Boston venue of the ISAC for the fourth time this year.