The space race is far from over.
It’s already begun.
In the latest episode of Polygon’s series The Search For The Next Great Space Race, we delve into the reasons why we’re going to space in 2022.
The episode opens with the first manned mission to the International Space Station, in April 2022.
We then go through some of the biggest headlines in space history, including the arrival of a commercial crewed spacecraft and the discovery of a comet.
The show then turns to some of our favorite space stories, including SpaceX’s attempt to land a manned spacecraft on an asteroid and a NASA-led effort to get humans to Mars.
Polygon: What are some of your favorite space news stories of the last decade?
The first manned missions to the ISS and the launch of a NASA commercial crew spacecraft.
SpaceX’s asteroid landing.
NASA’s successful mission to land an asteroid on Mars.
NASA-run comet landing.
New findings about comets.
The discovery of comets, the first humans to go to Mars, and NASA’s efforts to get people to Mars using rocket rockets.
Polyglot: Why do you think space is so exciting?
It’s all about technology.
I’m really interested in the idea that we have the technology and the means to go and explore space.
It sounds simple, but it’s really a really exciting thing.
Space is an exciting frontier to explore, and I really think we’re just at the beginning of the frontier.
The most exciting thing about space is that you can do things that we can’t even imagine.
There are many, many ideas, and that’s exciting.
The idea that you could have the best, most capable spacecraft in the world fly to the Moon and land on a comet and go to the surface of Mars.
We’re just beginning to see some of these things, but there’s also the other exciting things that people are doing.
I think it’s a really cool frontier to go into, and it’s also really exciting that the technology is finally here.
PolyGLot: What’s next?
PolyGLOT: In the next episode of The Search, we’ll talk to a team of astronauts who have spent nearly a decade preparing for a possible mission to Mars in 2021.
They’ll be asked to answer some of those same questions, and we’ll also learn a lot about what it’s like to be an astronaut.
PolyPGE: The Search is a series of five segments that will air every Friday at 10 p.m.
ET on Polygon.
Check out the latest edition below: