10 of the Greatest Space Technologies of the Twenty-First Century

Annalee Newitz

If the twentieth century was the dawn of spaceflight, then the twenty-first is its full, bright morning. We have probes and robots exploring every corner of our solar system; we have orbiting telescopes mapping the entire galaxy as well as near-Earth objects; and we have a permanent outpost in space, the International Space Station. Plus, the successful rendezvous between SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and the ISS brought us officially into the age of commercial space flight.

Here are ten incredible technologies that are defining what twenty-first century space exploration is all about.

Read more: 10 of the Greatest Space Technologies of the Twenty-First Century — io9.

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