NASA App Development Challenge

Posted on: September 12, 2023   |   Categories: NASA EPSCoR, News & Updates
Nasa Coding Opportunity

NASA’s App Development Challenge (ADC) is searching for middle (grades 5 – 8) and high school (grades 9 – 12) coding teams to create and app visualizing the South Pole region of the moon.

Teams will utilize lunar terrain data to create a visualization displaying essential information for navigation and communication and post videos of their app solutions online. Favorable submissions advance to present their app in an interview with engineers and scientists working with NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) team. After interviews, NASA will invite the Top Team(s) to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston for a culminating event experience in April 2024.

To participate in the ADC, lead educators (teacher sponsor) must register their student team by September 27, 2023 at NASA STEM Gateway. During the challenge, October 4-December 13, 2023, teams will participate in live virtual connections with NASA subject matter experts to learn more about coding, app development, space communications and navigation. 

The ADC is an ideal activity for an after-school club at your school to enrich student knowledge in computer programing and project planning.

For more details, please plan on attending one of the following information sessions:

If you are unable to attend, you can find requirements and registration information at the ADC website or contact the ADC team at

If you are an educator, please consider joining NASA CONNECTS, Connecting Our NASA Network of Educators for Collaborating Together in STEM, a free online community of practice that provides access to new NASA content, resources, and events while connecting educators with NASA team members and other educators from around the world. Email to join today!