2016 was a busy year in space with new Mars missions launched, a NASA probe saying hello to Jupiter, and the most ambitious comet exploration mission drawing to a close. It was a year when NASA geared up for the return of astronauts to deep space, and technological milestones reached in new launch vehicles followed by frustrating setbacks. And it was the year when we said goodbye to the last of the Mercury Seven astronauts. So join us as we look back on the highlights of the year in space, 2016.
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- ExoMars 2020 rover mission gets green light
- ExoMars 2018 now ExoMars 2020 after two-year postponement
- ExoMars sharpens its scientific tools
- ExoMars uses new navigation technique to tack for the Red Planet
- Schiaparelli Mars lander crashed because it thought it was below ground
- Oxia Planum firms at landing site for ExoMars 2018 mission