Load won the International Space Apps Challenge 2015 contest, organized by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in the category of “Most Innovative use of IBM Bluemix”.
The event took place on April 11-12 2015, at ESA Business Incubation Center in Noordwijk, Netherlands. The challenge was to create open-source solutions addressing global needs applicable to both Life on Earth and Life in Space.
Load created a mobile application called SpaceStuff that enables interaction with astronauts.
This application, created in just 36 hours, allows finding the near-real-time location of astronauts living in the ISS (International Space Station), simply by pointing the smartphone at the sky and through Augmented Reality track the ISS orbiting the earth.
Then, users would be able to communicate with the astronauts through Twitter and learn more about the profile of each one of these ‘space stars’.