We did it, we made it through 2018 in space. Now let’s look forward to the incredible launches, discoveries and astronomical events happening in 2019.
New Horizons arrives at Ultima Thule on New Year’s Eve! We’ll be covering it live on our Twitch stream – https://www.twitch.tv/cosmoquestx
CosmoQuest releases new projects and a new webdesign on New Year’s Day
Chang’e 4 lander arrives on far side of the moon on Jan. 3.
Insight will tell us temperature of underground on Mars in early 2019 when they dig and put in a temperature probe
SpaceX Crew Dragon this year – Jan 17th empty test, July and August tests, hopefully one will be fully crewed!
Boeing: CST-100 Starliner – hopefully will test capsules this year
Parker Solar Probe still working – making another close approach to sun, showing engineering prowess in it’s trajectories and materials
Event Horizon Telescope – images in Spring 2019
OSIRIS-REx will start imaging in January, then visit in September to grab it’s sample to send back to Earth
Events to Observe – Lunar Eclipses, Solar Eclipse in summer, and Mercury Transit!
Hayabusa 2 – will be observing and returning a rock in December
Cheops mission joining TESS measuring exoplanet transits
July 20th is 50th Anniversary of NASA’s Moon Landing, and 100th anniversary of IAU