2022 ushers in new era of space exploration, NASA heads to a new world

NASA and other agencies have big plans for 2022 as numerous incredible missions will push space exploration to brand new heights.

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Published Wed, Jan 5 2022 2:32 AM CST   |   Updated Sat, Jan 29 2022 8:45 PM CST

2022 will be a big year for space exploration as NASA moves to continue its exploration of the planet Mars and revisit the moon.

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James Webb Space Telescope launch.

Space exploration is exponentially heating up as many countries around the world begin to see viable options and incentives for generating a deeper understanding of our solar system. Launched on Christmas Day, the most advanced space telescope ever created, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is poised to see further back in time than ever before and will start its observations in 2022.

NASA is also deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to see if it's possible for a kinetic impact to change the orbit of an asteroid. This mission is called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), and the spacecraft is expected to reach the asteroid in September 2022.

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DART mission.

NASA is also looking towards a new world, Mars, as the space agency plans on launching the ExoMars orbiter in September that will spend nine months in space before landing in an area near the Martian equator. The rover is equipped with a drill capable of drilling down to depths of 6.5 feet, where researchers will search for signs of life and Mars' water history.

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ExoMars rover.

For more upcoming 2022 space exploration missions, check out this link here.

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Jak joined the TweakTown team in 2017 and has since reviewed 100s of new tech products and kept us informed daily on the latest science and space news. Jak's love for science, space, and technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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