Google’s Year in Review Includes Space Highlights

by Nancy Atkinson on December 12, 2012

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Even though this is a promotional video by Google, it is a great review of 2012, good and bad. And there’s a plethora of space-related events and people featured. Look for: Felix Baumgartner’s jump, SpaceX’s Dragon launch, the search for the Higgs Boson, space shuttles, Curiosity’s landing, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride, Ray Bradbury, the International Space Station, solar eclipse, and more.

As the Very Short List folks said, this video is “also an inspired reflection of our collective hopes, dreams, fears, and desires.”

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Sergio December 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The fact that they put arab spring events in that video as smth good is disgusting. Destabilizing a whole region, starting civil wars and killing thousands of people under a pretense of “democracy” makes for a good video, yah.

meekGee December 13, 2012 at 1:56 AM

Dude – the path to democracy is often nasty. It might even go through religion if that’s what people want. But it doesn’t go through military dictatorships, which is what these guys are getting rid off.

The “stability” you miss was very unpleasant to those that were “stabilized”.

Guest December 13, 2012 at 1:30 PM

In your comment, replace “arab spring events” with “American Revolutionary War” and see how it shakes out. Like meekGee said, the path to democracy is often a messy process, but the final results are what make the struggle, strife, and sacrifice worthwhile.

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