SPACE

2016: The Year In Rocket Launches

Dec 09, 2016 at 3:05 PM ET

Tired of earthbound news? Take a vacation to space with Vocativ’s look back at a year of groundbreaking rocket launches. From the lift off of the Antares rocket, which delivered supplies to the ISS, to the first successful rocket to travel to space more than once, 2016’s been a good year for leaving the earth (or at least watching giant hunks of metal do just that). With the steady growth of privately funded space programs, 2017 looks like it will keep blasting onwards and upwards.