NASA's Big 2022 Year: an "astronomical year"

December 17, 2022

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2022 is another "astronomical year" for NASA, other space agencies, humanity and the history books. As NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said,
"2022 will go down in the history books as one of the most accomplished years across all of NASA’s missions”.

"NASA launched its mega Moon rocket for the first time, sending its uncrewed Orion spacecraft around the Moon; kicked off a new era in astronomy with the Webb Space Telescope’s record-breaking new imagery from the cosmos; moved an asteroid in humanity’s first ever planetary defense demonstration; working with its partners, sent astronauts on regular missions to the International Space Station, tested new technologies, including an inflatable heat shield for Mars; continued development of quieter supersonic aircraft, and much more. "

Credits: NASA