2020 was an annus horribilis. The Covid-19 pandemic claimed almost two million lives worldwide and sent most countries into a deep recession. When the virus is eventually brought under control, we will feel its consequences on employment, education, and health for years to come.
But 2020 was also a year of incredible scientific and technological breakthrough. These advances could transform medical treatment and our lifespans. And, as we tackled our worldly problems, the new space race accelerated.