In 1969, the world watched in amazement as Neil Armstrong first stepped onto another world and said the infamous worlds, “One step for man. One giant leap for mankind.” Many signaled that moment as the end of the space race. For the decades that followed, interest and funding for space exploration slowly decreased.
With global problems like, climate change, unstable economies and wars in the world it is easy to be unaware of the problems that are building up off Earth’s surface. Most people are completely unaware of the “Space Junk” that is piling up over our heads and why would they.
As another year comes to a close it is time to look back and see what humanity accomplished. From visiting a comet to “neuromorphic” chips and a new game-changing treatment for diabetes patients, 2014 was an exciting year filled with radical breakthroughs that will impact our lives for years to come.