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NASA Worldwide App Challenge Yields 770 Ideas

 NASAA program launched by NASA to produce open source international space applications and software has resulted in 770 proposals across 58 different categories, GCN reported Friday.

The hackathon event, launched in March 2012 and held in April 2012, called on 9,147 people worldwide to submit their proposals for the NASA’s Open Innovation Program.

Forty proposed apps were designed for NASA’s Asteroid program and another 37 were for the Spot the ISS Station challenge.

At least two apps from the hackathon are used in the agency now, with one designed to help NASA employees convert VICAR image files to PNG.

The other app is used in the agency’s underwater robotic submarines, according to the report.

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