.earth Chronicles

NASA International Space Apps Challenge Participants Using the .earth Domain

Dec 17, 2021

In October, NASA invited coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to participate in a virtual hackathon called the NASA International Space Apps Challenge

During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world created virtual teams and used Earth observation data to develop solutions to issues our world is facing. Space Apps Challenge participants were also granted the opportunity to use .Earth domain names for their submissions – at no charge.

NASA recently announced the winners of the challenge. While the .Earth domain users did not make it to the winner’s list, they created some very innovative submissions that are worthy of spotlighting.

Here they are:

  • RegenProject.earth: In order to establish human settlements on planets like Mars, this project proposes a complex approach to recreating complete ecosystems on different planets. Learn more here.
  • KAYX.earth: This project aims to reduce traffic air pollution through the development of filtering tunnels along highways, as well through solutions that remove carbon dioxide from vehicle exhaust pipes. Learn more here.
  • Phytofungimania.earth: To help ensure that astronauts have access to nutritious foods, this project is a closed deployable crop production system capable of supporting the nutritional requirements of a crew of 4-6 on a transit mission to Mars and back to Earth. Learn more here.
  • D6MakersSpace.earth: This project highlights Herbie, which is a closed loop system to be used with NASA’s current systems of Sprouting Tables and Germplasm Banks to produce various crops in space. Learn more here.
  • VirtualMuseumofSpaceExporation.earth: This project proposed the creation of a virtual and immersive space, which exposes in a playful way, information related to space exploration, in order to make it accessible to the general public. Learn more here.
  • Astrotsneecom.earth: This project aims to develop a viable food system for long-duration exploration missions. It also uses Artificial Intelligence systems to increase the capacity of the project. Learn more here.
  • ISCInitiative.earth: This project is a platform for science lovers to get creative and share information to ultimately be “guardians of the universe.” Learn more here. 

You don’t have to be a Space Apps Challenge participant to use the .earth domain to showcase your innovative efforts to help save the future of our planet. Click here to secure your own .earth domain name.