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Space Technology Had Great Achievements, Some Setbacks in 2014

Space technology this year reached some important goals, culminating with the spectacular landing of a space probe on a comet, millions of kilometers from Earth.  But there were some setbacks, too. The biggest achievements of 2014 happened in the last half of the year. In August, after a decade-long flight, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft became the first man-made object to enter into orbit around a comet, more than 400 million kilometers away. In November,...

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