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NASA Space Apps Challenge

“The International Space Apps Challenge is an international mass collaboration focused on space exploration that takes place over 48-hours in cities around the world. The event embraces collaborative problem solving with a goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space. This year we have 40 challenges and 25 projects from last year’s Space Apps that support NASA‘s mission directorates in five themes: Earth Watch, Technology in Space, Human Spaceflight, Robotics and Asteroids. NASA is leading this global collaboration along with a number of government collaborators and 100+ local organizations.”

This year Helios Makerspace joined the project and became one of the collaborators. During the event together with Raphael Demers we were turning interested participants  into astronauts. We used Skanect library for kinect to scan people and manipulated the 3D body scan model in TinkerCad- free online modelling software. Once the proportions were right, the space suit was added onto the model. The printing time of each figure was about 25 minutes was used for discussions on used technologies and hands on practices.

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