- Category: Science
The SpaceX API: Exploring the Final Frontier
To get started with the SpaceX API, head over to https://github.com/r-spacex/SpaceX-API and read through the documentation. The documentation provides detailed information about the API endpoints and parameters.
Interacting with the API
fetch function to make HTTP requests to the API.
Here's an example code snippet that shows how to retrieve information about all of SpaceX's rocket launches:
fetch('https://api.spacexdata.com/v3/launches') .then(response => response.json()) .then(data => console.log(data));
In this code, we call
fetch and pass in the URL of the SpaceX API endpoint as the first argument. We then chain
then functions to parse the response into JSON and log the resulting data to the console.
Retrieving Specific Information
The SpaceX API provides a variety of endpoints that allow you to retrieve specific information. For example, you can retrieve information about a specific rocket launch by passing in the launch ID as a parameter:
fetch('https://api.spacexdata.com/v3/launches/5e9e4502f5090910d4566f83') .then(response => response.json()) .then(data => console.log(data));
In this code, we pass in the launch ID
5e9e4502f5090910d4566f83 as a parameter in the URL. This retrieves information about the specific rocket launch with that ID.