Civil space achievements in 2013

Roger Launius lists the top civil space achievements of 2013.

  • Chang’e 3 lunar lander and Yutu lunar rover (China).
  • Commercial resupply missions to the ISS by SpaceX and OSC.
  • MAVEN mission to Mars (United States).
  • Mangalyaan mission to Mars (India).

Photos of MAVEN before and during it’s launch

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