Make a Stellar React + NASA App in 10 Minutes

By Kapehe

One of the most stellar open API’s out there is the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day. In today’s article, we are going to mess around with that API and build an application that displays the photo of the day, the title of that photo, the current date, and some information about the picture.

What We Will Be Building

Using the NASA Open API: Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), we will be building an application that displays the information that is provided by that API. The information we will display is:

  • The photo
  • The photo’s title
  • Current date
  • Information on the photo

We will be building our application with React. More specifically, we will be using the React Router and even throw in a .env file for our API key. We are going to start from a new environment, but if you wou