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Bek Brace
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Track the ISS in real-time with Python [NASA Project]

Python , an interpreted high-level general-purpose programming language that was created in 1991 by Guido Van Rossum.

Python is dynamically-typed language .. it supports multiple programming paradigms, including structured (particularly, procedural), object-oriented and functional programming.

In this quick tutorial, you will learn how to track the International Space Station in real time using NASA API with only Python code.

This is the video tutorial :

So if we're going to talk about the International Space Station (ISS) which is something most of us consider as a worthy example of what can happen when we work together .. and NASA among other agencies uses a wealth of python code on board ISS in order to help automate your teens .. so if you're considering a career in space then learning python is a must-have

In this Python project, We're going to display the number of astronauts on board .. we're going to update the station's current latitude and longitude every 5 seconds while also displaying your current latitude and longitude on the world map.

Thank you for reading (and maybe watching), and I will see you in a new Video-Tutorial post :)

Some Useful links:
GitHub Code:
Astronauts API :
Lon/Lat API :
Online GIF Converter:

Top comments (3)

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Naem Azam • Edited

This Post make my day . but video and GitHub not working

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Bek Brace

Thank you Naem :)
You can try again the GH link, and the video is working fine