getting photos from one endpoint and saving in another one – nodejs

Basically what I want to do is get photos from another endpoint in spacex API. The photos are on endpoint rockets/rocket_id, and im trying to get them but always gets an empty values.
spaceX api is someone want to see it :

api = require("./api")
// ...
server.get('/rockets', async (req, res) => {
    try {
        const { data } = await api.get('/v3/launches');
        var lista = [];

        for (var i = 0; i < data.length; i++) {
            const img = api.get('/v3/rockets/' + data[i].rocket['rocket_id']);
                name_rocket: data[i].rocket['rocket_name'],
                first_stage: data[i].rocket['first_stage']['cores'][0]['core_serial'],
                second_stage: data[i].rocket['second_stage']['payloads'][0]['payload_mass_kg'],
                link_patch: data[i]['links']['mission_patch'],
                link_video: data[i]['links']['video_link'],
                details: data[i]['details'],
                launch_site: data[i]['launch_site']['site_name'],
                img: img
        return res.send(lista);
    } catch (error) {
        res.send({ error: error.message });

server.get('/link', async (req, res) => {
    try {
        const { data } = await api.get('/v3/rockets/falcon9');
        var lista = [];

            imagem: data['flickr_images']

        return res.send(lista);
    } catch (error) {
        res.send({ error: error.message });


const axios = require("axios");
const api = axios.create({ baseURL: '', });

module.exports = api;


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Method 1

The issue is coming from the URL. You need “http://” or “https://”.

axios.create({ baseURL: ''})

To debug this in the future, consider a try/catch and some logging. The console.log(err) below gave me a much more detailed error that I was able to google.

  const result = await api.get(...)
catch (err) {

Related: StackOverflow issue

In case these were also causing problems, it looks like you’re missing an await and some object drilling here:

const img = api.get('/v3/rockets/' + data[i].rocket['rocket_id']);

Should be changed to this:

const { data } = await api.get('/v3/rockets/' + data[i].rocket['rocket_id']);
const imgs = data.flickr_images
  1. You could probably use GET /rockets once instead of GET /rockets/:id in a loop in the first endpoint for performance.
  2. v3 of this API is deprecated. Would suggest moving to v4.

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