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#140: The End of the Year Means Next Year

January 12th, 2021 · 48 minutes

Jason and Stephen start 2021 by picking some things they are looking forward to in what promises to be a very busy year in space.

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Links and Show Notes

NASA’s Webb Telescope Looks Back on 2020 Engineering Milestones | NASA
NASA Space Launch System Rocket Proceeding with Green Run Hot Fire | NASA
Landing Toolkit: Perseverance Rover - NASA Mars
Your Guide to Tianwen-1 | The Planetary Society
About EMM | Emirates Mars Mission
Boeing’s Starliner Makes Progress Ahead of Flight Test with Astronauts | NASA
NASA and Boeing Target New Launch Date for Next Starliner Flight Test | NASA
SpaceX - Starship
NASA extends Juno, turning spacecraft into an Io, Europa, and Ganymede explorer | Ars Technica
Staring at Firefly Aerospace’s hot rocket-engine flames in a Texas pasture | Ars Technica
ABL Space Systems tests launch vehicle stage - SpaceNews
Astra came close to achieving what DARPA has sought for two decades | Ars Technica
Blue Origin | Fly With Us
Blue Origin delivers the first BE-4 engine to United Launch Alliance - SpaceNews
NASA's Europa Clipper has been liberated from the Space Launch System | TheHill
First Commercial Moon Delivery Assignments to Advance Artemis | NASA
Virgin Galactic aborts first powered spaceflight from New Mexico spaceport - The Verge
Joe Biden was ‘indebted’ to Stennis in 1985, now he should rename NASA’s space center in Mississippi - Space Explored
Axiom Space plans first-ever fully private human spaceflight mission to International Space Station — Axiom Space
More About the Human Landing System Program | NASA
NASA Names Companies to Develop Human Landers for Artemis Missions | NASA
China to begin construction of space station this year – Spaceflight Now