May 18, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Toronto team Kid On The Moon is on a mission – to inspire the next generation of space explorers. They just took one small step closer as the Top 25 global finalists were announced this week for the NASA Space Apps Challenge. Kid On The Moon was named as a Top 5 Finalist in the “Most Inspirational” project category, and is proud to be representing Toronto and Canada in the international competition.
Kid On The Moon is an interactive app that inspires children 4-8 years old and their families to become passionate about space travel through self-guided exploration of the moon both on and offline.
A part of NASA's International Space Apps Challenge, NASA Space Apps Toronto was composed of both a Hackathon and a Youth Program – both of which challenged participants to think critically about technology and its effect on the world around us. The NASA Space Apps Toronto challenge took place at Symbility Intersect, at which the judges awarded Kid On The Moon as a winning project, propelling them into the global competition orbit.
The winning projects and teams from each category will be announced by NASA the week of May 23, 2016.
Please join in our excitement and support #KidOnTheMoon as we proudly represent Toronto and Canada in the final phase of the NASA Space Apps Challenge, with a mission to inspire the next generation of space explorers!
Kid On The Moon project page (includes video and project overview)
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