What space exploration happened in 2016?

What space exploration happened in 2016?

Planetary exploration activities took center stage with the orbit insertion of NASA’s Juno probe at Jupiter on 4 July, followed by the launch of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid 101955 Bennu on 8 September.

Are space colonies possible?

To date, no space colony has been set up. Because of the present cost of sending anything from the surface of the Earth into orbit (around $1400 per kg, or $640 per-pound, to low Earth orbit by Falcon Heavy), a space colony would currently be a massively expensive project.

What are disadvantages of space exploration?

Table 1 Advantages and disadvantages of space exploration

Advantages Disadvantages
Positive life changes to humankind Not reducing poverty in underdeveloped countries
Finding essential minerals in space Space travelling costs
Finding other living species in space Risk to astronauts
Challenge of adventure

What space exploration happened in 2015?

Significant milestones in space exploration

date accomplished event
March 6, 2015 first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet (Ceres)
July 14, 2015 first spacecraft to fly by Pluto
December 21, 2015 first rocket stage to return to its launch site
January 1, 2019 farthest object (2014 MU69) explored by a spacecraft

Who was in space in 2016?

astronaut Scott Kelly
Two space travelers — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko — concluded nearly a year in space (340 days) on March 1, when the men returned safely to Earth.

What did scientists learn during their 2016 expedition into the Earth?

The Curiosity rover found chemicals in Martian rocks that suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now. Curiosity also made the first in-place study of active sand dunes on another planet and found a distinctive ripple pattern not seen on Earth.

What are 5 benefits of space exploration?

Everyday benefits of space exploration

  • Improving health care.
  • Protecting our planet and our environment.
  • Creating scientific and technical jobs.
  • Improving our day-to-day lives.
  • Enhancing safety on Earth.
  • Making scientific discoveries.
  • Sparking youth’s interest in science.
  • Cooperating with countries around the world.

What space event happened in 2017?

After a record-breaking 13-year mission observing Saturn, its rings and moons, the Cassini space probe was deliberately destroyed by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, on 15 September 2017. A record number of 466 satellites were attempted to be launched thanks to an increase in the number of small satellites.

What did NASA do 2015?

In 2015, NASA explored the expanse of our solar system and beyond, and the complex processes of our home planet, while also advancing the technologies for our journey to Mars, and new aviation systems as the agency reached new milestones aboard the International Space Station.