The Ukrainian MarsHopper aircraft project developed by a team from Kyiv tops the People’s Choice list of finalists of the of NASA’s SpaceApps Challenge 2016, one of the world’s largest international annual hackathons. The voting will close at 05:00 (UTC+4) on May 20, the hackathon’s website said, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UNIAN.
As of 11:00 Kyiv time on Tuesday, May 17, MarsHopper, which is computer modeling of a plane for investigation of Mars poles and its surroundings, scored about 12,300 supporters’ votes.
Macedonia ranks second with its Avis project, a solution that involves a smart wristband and an Android app to help drone operators control the drone. It scored about 12,000 votes.
The Martian Oasis project, which is a game that simulates conditions in an off-Earth located permanent or temporary colony, developed by a team from Bangladesh, enjoys the support of about 10,800 voters.
The Wake up NEO… project presented by developers from Belarus scored about 6,500 votes, while the U.S. hypnos project got nearly 4,500 votes.
This year the annual global NASA’s Space Apps Challenge was conducted in Ukraine for the first time.
Many prominent solutions were presented this year at Space Apps Challenge 2016 conducted at various locations around the world.