Civic hacking NASA (astronomy picture of the day)

Building a space photo of the day page using NASA's astronomy picture of the day API.

Luke Fretwell By Luke Fretwell · November 3, 2022

Screenshot of space photo of the day page on USA.GovFresh.

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(This post is part of an ongoing series documenting adventures in father-son civic hacking.)

README

We built a space photo of the day page using the astronomy picture of the day API provided by NASA. This includes:

  • Space photo or video, updated daily
  • Title and description of the photo/video

Data

Data used for this project:

Kudos

Big kudos to NASA for:

  • Maintaining a public repository of the data.

Demo

Photo of the day:

Screenshot of USA.GovFresh space photo of the day page

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Share your feedback on the USA.GovFresh repo.

Luke Fretwell is founder of GovFresh. He is the co-founder and CEO of ProudCity.

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This work by GovFresh is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Building a simple .gov domain search tool with CISA open data.

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