Following on from PA’s successful organisation of Space Apps London, we’re pleased to congratulate two of our London teams – Dark Rush and Canaria.
At Space Apps London, Canaria designed and prototyped a system to monitor heart rate, blood oxygen and atmospheric CO₂ levels for use on long duration manned space missions. With its space-age design, it attracted a lot of attention from our Space Apps London judges, and clearly caught the eye of the NASA Global judges. Today, Canaria have been announced as the global winner in the category ‘Best Use of Hardware’, and will join the other winning teams at a rocket launch in Florida later this year.
The Dark Rush team created a board game demonstrating orbital mechanics with magnets, black holes and floating planets. They were nominated for the People’s Choice award by a popular vote from the Space Apps London attendees based on their enthusiasm and the fun the team brought to the weekend. In the global judging round, NASA chose Dark Rush as one of the top 25 People’s Choice teams out of 128 nominations – an achievement to be proud of!
Over 15,000 people registered to take part in Space Apps this year, encompassing 161 cities in 61 countries and producing 1287 projects.