What happened to NASA at Python? :(

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Mar 19 18:15:44 CET 2009

r wrote:
> On Mar 12, 3:31 am, Michele Simionato <michele.simion... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> That's pretty much impossible. I am sure NASA uses all programming
>> languages in existence,
>> plus probably many internal ones we never heard of.
> True but...
>>>> all([NASA.does_endorse(lang) for lang in NASA['languages']])
> False
> As the code suggests NASA doesn't sport an endorsement of X languages
> on every X language's webpage, which i feel is very important for
> Python's image, along with Google(Even more important!!), ILM, and
> others.
> I am really not worried if NASA *actually* uses Python or not(or to
> what extent), just as long as they "say" they do is good enough for
> me. *wink-wink*

There are about 40 people supporting the Mars Lander mission using
Python and aiming for a launch window this September. Wish them luck!

That's just one of the NASA groups relying heavily on Python.

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