NASA, Costa Rica & The Global Impact Challenge

Costa Rica News – Two Ticos are about to polish their new projects with some help at the NASA headquarters.
Both of them were living abroad but thinking of how to better their country. Their ideas won them the Global Impact Challenge.
This competition is of innovative projects that seek to solve global problems using technology. The winners will attend a 10-week training at the Ames Research Center, NASA’s research center in California.
Marical Saenz proposed a platform to monitor boats engaged in illegal activities such as illegal fishing, human trafficking and drug trafficking. It would get satellite images and notify the coast guard.
Arnoldo Muller made an app that motivates shared and safe transport. It will reduce vehicle traffic as well as promote social contact.
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