Explore space with Python and Visual Studio Code; inspired by Netflix's Over the Moon

Data Scientist
Azure AI Custom Vision
Visual Studio Code

Learning to code sometimes feels out of reach. But if we've learned anything from the people who have burst through our atmosphere, orbited our Earth, or walked on the Moon, it's that goals that seem out of reach require determination and passion. In this learning path, we'll draw on these themes from the story line of Over the Moon.

Over the Moon is a film about Fei Fei, a young girl who builds a rocket to the Moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess. The girl is fueled by the memories and love of her mother to use determination and imagination to accomplish something beyond this world: reach the Moon. Although the story takes place in a beautifully drawn universe, it's directly related to the types of problems real-life engineers face as they prepare and execute missions to the Moon and beyond.

These modules were inspired by Over the Moon and the story of real NASA engineers and astronauts. Tying together principles of data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence with tools like Python, Visual Studio Code, and Azure, these modules guide you through upskilling in tech while imagining how to solve space travel–related challenges. And don't forget to watch Over the Moon on Netflix today!

Through these modules, you will learn how to:

  • Aggregate data from multiple sources into pandas DataFrames
  • Use Python to explore, cleanse, and manipulate your data
  • Ensure ethical practices throughout AI development
  • Train a Custom Vision AI model on a particular animal


This learning path is part of a multimodal learning experience. Start the first module to see how you can follow along!



Modules in this learning path

Like Fei Fei, use data to plan your own mission to the Moon. Ensure that your rocket can not only get you there, but also bring you and all your Moon rocks safely back to Earth.

Learn how to use concepts from machine learning to predict the occurrence of meteor showers (or Moon Goddess tears).

Use the Custom Vision service to analyze images of animals, like Bungee, without ever writing code.