It was a big year for Mars, with India getting into the game and launching its first spacecraft. Meanwhile, the European Space Agency celebrated the successful landing of its probe on a comet. And the private space travel industry lamented the crash of Virgin Galactic’s test craft.
- Mal Cameron - retired astronomy & space educator at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
- John Gianforte– equipment editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine in Cambridge, MA. He is a co-founder of the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, and his website is theskyguy.org.