The back and forth between President Donald Trump and the media in 2017, Americans were starting to get political whiplash, but looking up towards the sky proved to be the distraction people needed.

It was a good year for the moon. Millions of people risked their retinas to stare at it during the total solar eclipse in August, and in December President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive 1 to send NASA astronauts back to the moon. A fresh New Year’s Day supermoon kicked off 2018 attracting viewers around the world.

Shortly after Trump was inaugurated in January and people around the world gathered to protest the United States president during the Women’s March, most people needed a vacation from politics. Cue space tourism. In February, Elon Musk-owned SpaceX announced that it would

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