WASHINGTON, April 3, 2015 — NASA is gearing up for its fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, April 10-12. The event unfolds at more than 135 locations worldwide, including this year’s Global Mainstage event in New York featuring NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, agency Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, and Deborah Diaz, NASA’s chief technology officer for IT.

More than 200 data sets, services and tools will be available for the Space Apps challenge. This event brings together tech-savvy citizens, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, and students to help solve problems and questions relevant to space exploration and broader subjects that impact life on Earth.

This year, 35 challenges represent NASA mission priorities in four areas: Earth studies, space exploration, human health research and robotics.

The Space Apps 2015 Mainstage three-day event in New York, which will include a Women in Data Bootcamp on April 10 and a 48-hour codeathon on April 11 and 12.

Space Apps 2015 will be streamed online for virtual participants. Throughout the event, questions will be taken on Twitter using the hashtag #spaceapps.

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