CosmoCast Ep. 30 - 2016 Rundown - Part 2
Here is the second part of our 2016 rundown! This week we cover the events that took place between September and December.
Just a quick note, we recorded both episodes on the same day and since then a few things happened that we need to mention.
Vera Rubin passed away December 25th, she was 88 years old. Rubin was a pioneer in the study of the galaxy rotation rates. Her groundbreaking discoveries helped develop our notion of the existence of Dark Matter.
Two days later Carrie Fisher, our beloved Princess Leia, passed away as well. Although we will always remember her as the badass Princess we grew up with, Carrie Fisher was way more than that, she was an advocate for mental health and struggled for the end of the stigma regarding mental illness. She will be dearly missed.
To end this with a positive tone, SpaceX just teased a photo of the mighty Falcon Heavy.
As we did last week here is the list of events covered in the episode. It's our notes list so of course it is NSFW.
Have a good 2017 and may the Force be with you.
- 2016-09-30 - Rosetta mission finale + farewell video
- 2016-10-03 - Virgin Galactic vs. Firefly lawsuit - JaYDeWd
- 2016-10-05 - Blue Origin Abort test and Final Landing (5th landing) - Jayman Rahmanatananant
- 2016-10-15 - How the fuck did we make it to one year?
- 2016-10-17 - Juno malfunction - PEDRO
- 2016-10-19 - ExoMars TGO orbital insertion and Schiaparelli EDM crash -lander - CMAN
- 2016-11-02 - JWST completion- JARROD
- 2016-11-16 - Pluto Ocean and X fucking rays - Fincher
- 2016-11-22 - Massive ice deposits on Mars (as we expected) - JARROD
- 2016-12-01 - Progress MS-04 loss - PLAMEN
- 2016-12-01 - Curiosity drill bit problems - JARROD
- 2016-12-02 - AIM’s effective cancellation - PEDRO
- 2016-12-02 - ESA’s shittle - PLAMEN
- 2016-12-08 - John Glenn - PEDRO
- 2016-12-08 - Vector Space completes first stage testing of 3D printed engines - COLIN
- 2016-12-16 - JWST test malfunction - COSMODUDES
- 2016-12-16 - Rocket Lab signs - PLAMEN
- 2016 - EM Drive - Mr. J
- 2016 - SLS - ///// - Mr. BATER