10 Amazing Things Humans Did in Space in 2021

Dr. Tanya Harrison
7 min readDec 28, 2021

While this year may have sucked pretty hard on Earth, some pretty cool stuff happened in (and/or near) space in 2021. And while robots and rockets tend to steal the show, all of those bits of technology were designed, built, and operated by humans! Let’s look back at the past year:

1. NASA landed its latest rover on Mars—and we all got to see it!

Dr. Tanya Harrison

Professional Martian. Geoscientist. Former operations team member for Opportunity, Curiosity, & the Mars Recon. Orbiter. Views = my own.