NASA's 2016 Year in Review

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Every year, NASA releases a year-end review. In 2016, it's a doozy. The wide-ranging list includes: Juno's orbit of Jupiter, Kepler's exoplanet survey, the New Horizons Pluto flyby, Commander Kelly's ISS mission, piles of Mars research, Earth climate and weather research, asteroid research (including the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission), the latest X-PLANE, and even its participation in the Star Trek 50th anniversary commemoration and Hidden Figures movie production. It's exhausting typing that list, and that's just some of the highlights.

If you've got three and a half minutes, check out this highlights video:

For more details, read this 4,000-word summary of what NASA got up to in 2016.