Good news. The 20 finalists for the NASA Space Apps Challenge have been selected and Nigeria will be represented.
Team CliFacts, one of the Space Apps Lagos NASA Finalists, has made it into the Global final 20 of the People’s Choice category, and is now eligible to win! So its up to you to make sure they do by voting for CliFacts.
— Muyiwa Matuluko (@MuyoSan) May 1, 2014
CliFacts is web application that shows how much carbon dioxide pollution each country produces and provides possible measures they can take to reduce contamination and their power usage. You can read up on what exactly CliFacts does and then go ahead to try out the app yourself right here – it was built in just 2 days. You can also checkout the list of other finalists.
And why should you care to vote? Space exploration has an instrumental role to play in the future of our technology, so it would be really great to have a Global winner come from Nigeria on just our first Space Apps hackathon ever, as this could foster renewed interest in space exploration.