This post is based on a presentation Dr. Julie Robinson (ISS Chief Scientist) gave at the International Aeronautical Congress in Beijing, China this past September.
Dr. Julie Robinson’s Top Ten ISS Achievements in 2013:
The great thing about this list is that there’s something for everyone. Personally, I like to talk about #9, 6, and 2. Depending on who I’m talking to, I’ll bring up one or the other. It can be a great conversation topic and you never know who it’ll make an impression on. Pick your favorite and be able to answer the question “why do we need space?” next time someone asks!
And, be sure to check out Dr. Robinson’s original post!