Maddy King and Mārama – VR In Space (#ais2018)

It took 24 hours for 10 teams competing in the first ever international ActInSpace hackathon to come together, produce a thing and pitch before an esteemed set of judges ... and they did it! 

Te Mārama won first prize, a trip to Toulouse where they go head-to-head with all other international winners! Apart from the trip on the 'vomit comet' + support and IP, they are up for so much networking with ALL the big players in the space industry it's almost frightening.

Te Mārama, whose startup idea will reduce the amount of repairs that humans do in space by cost effectively using VR to control repair robots remotely, is made of five team members – Mahima Seth (Auckland), Ben Tairea (Wellington), Maddy King (Wellington), Zeus Engineer (Christchurch) and Jonah Belk (Dunedin).


The team fly out this weekend (23rd June) and they need YOU to be right behind them at the final on 27th June!

1: Like and share their YouTube video to help win People's Choice:

2: Follow them on Twitter, and RT their tweets:

3: Like and share their Facebook posts:

Also keep an eye on the CSST Twitter and Facebook as hosts and the team behind the Christchurch event they will be in Toulouse sharing live updates!

ActInSpace NZ was organised by the Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) in partnership with New Zealand Space Agency and ChristchurchNZ and support from the French Embassy in New Zealand.