SpaceApps is a NASA incubator innovation program.

your creative ideas
can win OVER


join the 48-hour hackathon this october to share your ideas, engage with open data to address real problems — on Earth and in space.

The 2018 Space Apps Huntsville Challenge is an opportunity for creative individuals to grow alongside Alabama’s cyber & startup community. This event is focused on taking action with critical Earth Science challenges faced in space exploration and human life.  You will be exploring the universal opportunities that embrace collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs that are applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.  Our goal at the Huntsville Space Apps Challenge is to inspire creativity with students, industry influencers, and established professionals to build the next generational wave of innovative & impactful solutions on which the larger NASA Space Apps Challenge global competition thrives. 

Urban Engine is hosting this year's event in Huntsville,
and we're ready to help propel your ideas forward!

Since 2014, the International Space Apps Challenge is 48-hour hackathon event established by NASA globally that is facilitated by participating host cities locally.  Urban Engine, known as a 501c(3) organization, facilitated the event as a host city in Huntsville, AL (aka "The Rocket City”) for the first time last year.  In 2017, over 187 host cities and 25,000 individuals participated in the International Space Apps Challenge.  Urban Engine had ~100 high school, college and professional participants with over 50 local technical mentors, subject matter experts, and judges participating in the event hackathon as volunteers to the global initiative.

Urban Engine has partnered with Intuitive Research, Huntsville STEAMWorks, and AIAA to develop technical challenges for students and professionals as local competition participants. Since Urban Engine is a non-profit organization that is focused on propelling the growth of startups in Huntsville, there will be Space Apps Themed workshops at the CoWorking Night Huntsville program with subject matter & mentorship expertise provided, as well as unique opportunities to engage in-person with NASA leadership throughout the duration of the event.

Through you, we feel as giants, once again.
— President Ronald Reagan, to the Crew of the First Shuttle Mission

To get started (all free),
Register for this event & review the participant guidelines below!



100% Free registration. with lots of exploration.




About the Space Apps Expo
Read the Full Sponsorship Prospectus
Sponsorship Application Form
Speaker Application Form
Speaker Information Packet
Media Inquiry & Press Kit
Contact The Space Apps HSV Team

Sponsor Application Deadline *
October 10, 2018


The International 2018 NASA Space Apps HSV Challenge is proudly powered by the non-profit innovation accelerator known as the Urban Engine organization. Our core mission is to build communities with exciting opportunities to collaborate together.

Join us in celebrating the biggest, funnest, most-epic-it’s-almost-crazy space exploration hackathon conference in The Rocket City!