The Decade In Review

Episode 415 · March 10th, 2020 · 20 mins 22 secs

About this Episode

Sadly, I have lost the script for my top ten space movies episode, so I'm going to do an abbreviated episode just counting down my favorites. Sorry about that. :(

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*#10 STS-135 The end of the Shuttle Era
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STS-135 Mission Page

STS-135: The Final Voyage

*#9 Exoplanets and Kepler
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Kepler's Legacy

"Super-Puffs"
'Cotton Candy' Planet Mysteries Unravel in New Hubble Observations

*#8 Cassini
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Cassini- Mission Overview

Cassini- The Grand Finale

Huygens Lander

*#7 Dragon
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SpaceX COTS Demonstration Flight 1

SpaceX First Dragon Reflight

COTS- NASA page

*#6 International Spaceflight
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China's Chang'e 4 Mission

ESA Rosetta Mission

India's Mars Orbiter Mission- Mangalyaan

*#5 Mars Exploration Rovers
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NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers

Mars Exploration Rovers- Planetary.org

Historical Log- Mars Missions- NASA.gov

*#4 New Horizons
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New Horizons Mission Page

Pluto's Heart

*#3 Commercial Spaceflight and Shotwell's Decade
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"This may be a transcendent year for SpaceX" Ars Technica

Gwynne Shotwell- CNN Profile

"William Gerstenmaier joins SpaceX, and that’s a really big deal" Ars Technica

2 Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and the Rise of Reusable Launch Vehicles

SpaceX Falcon 9 Page

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Page

See the Evolution of SpaceX's Rockets in Pictures- Space.com

NASA COTS

I found this SpaceX 10 years in review page after recording the decade in review episode. The difference in capabilities and scale of rocket production is astonishing.

https://www.spacex.com/news/2013/02/09/spacex-10-years-review

1 NASA's Astronaut Corps

NASA Astronauts

*The 2020s
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  1. Artemis

  2. Rise of the Super Heavies
    SpaceX Starship

NASA's SLS

New Armstrong is still years out, but here's some information on Blue Origin's next rocket, New Glenn.
Blue Origin- New Glenn

  1. JWST

  2. Europa Clipper