Tallahassee’s community creative hub and makerspace, Making Awesome, has been selected as one of 75 sites in cities across to world to host the 2013 Space Apps Challenge, a project of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The Challenge is a two-day event that brings together writers, engineers, coders, artists and other creative people working to create solutions that could help build the future of space exploration.
The event’s goal is to produce open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in space.
Participation in the Tallahassee event is open to any person or team with a creative streak and an interest in space exploration. Winners will be chosen locally and join those from sites across the world as part of an international competition. Last year’s winners included projects focusing on agriculture, energy, astronomy, space exploration and data visualization.
The registration site for Tallahassee’s event is at http://spaceappschallenge.org/locations/. Registration is free, but spaces are limited.
Making Awesome, Tallahassee’s makerspace, located at 119 Century Park Drive in Tallahassee, is a non- profit community organization providing Tallahassee with a space for creative people making interesting things. The group’s home is a 5,000-square-foot building off Pensacola Street adjacent to Tallahassee Community College. Members are working on a variety of projects ranging from developing and building cutting edge 3D printers to using an industrial sewing machine.