There are two Astro Pis on the space station. They can take readings on the environment inside the station, detect how the Astro Pi is moving through space and pick up the Earth’s magnetic field. Both of the two Astro Pis are also equipped with a camera; one has an infrared camera, and the other has a standard visible spectrum camera.
“We were really excited when we found out we could run our code in space,” said one of the students. The code ran for 23 seconds 408 km above the Pacific Ocean. The students received certificates from the European Space Agency showing the exact time and date that their code was run along with a map generated using NASA photographs.
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