The five “best in class” solutions were chosen as winners of the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge, in which participants developed software, hardware, data visualization, and mobile or Web applications that contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth.

Best Use of Data: Sol (Kansas City), the world’s first interplanetary weather application.

Best Use of Hardware: ISS Base Station (Philadelphia) expands Spot The Station Web app.

Best Mission Concept: Popeye on Mars (Athens, Greece), a deployable, reusable spinach greenhouse for Mars. Galactic Impact: Greener Cities (Gothenburg, Sweden), which complements NASA satellite climate data.

Most Inspiring: T-10 (London), a prototype mobile application for use on the International Space Station.

Learn more at http://spaceappschallenge.org.

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