2020's top space highlights

2020's top space highlights

Trump hails SpaceX's first NASA mission

Date: May 30

Location: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

"The United States has regained our place of prestige as the world leader. As has often been stated, you can't be number one on Earth if you are number two in space."

The first Black astronaut's long-term stay on the ISS

Date: November 19

"...the short answer is - it awesome. I could sit here and tell you for the entire duration of this conference how great the ride was."

China launches its first Mars mission

Date: July 23

Location: WENCHANG, HAINAN PROVINCE, CHINA

SpaceX's prototype rocket explodes on its test pad

Date: May 29

Location: BOCA CHICA, TEXAS

Courtesy: LABPADRE / YOUTUBE

China lands its lunar probe and collects moon rocks

Date: December 2

Japan's asteroid samples arrive after 6 years in space

Date: December 6

Location: SAGAMIHARA, KANAGAWA PREFECTURE

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