Introduction to Python for space exploration


Get an introduction to the types of space exploration problems that Python and data science can influence.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will learn:

  • What a programming language is
  • How to install Visual Studio Code and the benefits of this code editor
  • How to install extensions to enhance the Visual Studio Code experience
  • How to install Python and why it is such a popular programming language
  • How to run a basic Jupyter Notebook within Visual Studio Code


  • A Windows, Mac, or Linux computer
  • Knowledge of how to download programs from the Internet