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Geeking with Destination Venus Episode #33: The Venusian review of the Year

It's the last show of 2021 and Regie is in reflective mood. Listen to the show on Harrogate Community Radio, click the image below to go to the download page or simply search for Geeking with Destination Venus wherever you get podcasts.



So, the first story is that they finally got the James Webb Space Telescope in the air! Video of the launch below:

Keep track of what's going on with the JWST HERE.


In October, as part of the celebration of Space Week an "Astronaut Barbie" modelled on real life Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti - who will command the ISS in 2022 - took a zero-G flight. Read more HERE.


On a more serious note, back in February NASA's Perseverance Rover touched down on Mars:

Check out the progress of this remarkable rover HERE.


And of course there's the Ingenuity Rotor Craft:



SCIENCE

It's been a big year for science. Covid dominated again, but there were other breakthroughs to celebrate.


Chinese researchers developed a "soft robot" for exploring the deep sea. Read more HERE.


In less good news from China, Bitcoin mining in that country is set to have a bigger carbon footprint than some countries. Read more HERE.


Then there was the evidence that Neandertals may have been making art 51,000 years ago. More on that HERE.


We have some notes regarding the comics and shows that were recommended to add...