Jin Sing Sia

Jin has been an aspiring space explorer for as long as he can remember. He was inspired by The Case for Mars to dedicate his life to landing explorers on the red planet, and is currently studying mechanical engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. A Malaysian citizen by birth, he traveled on his own to Canada at the age of 15 to get closer to the cutting edge of the space industry. Jin is also an avid environmentalist, human rights activist, and die-hard science fiction lover. He is currently preparing for a simulation Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station as part of Crew 228 (mdrs228.com). With the Mars Society of Canada, he is applying his enthusiasm for space exploration and growing command of engineering principles to research and development projects, writing for the website, and more. As part of a core group of volunteers, he supports MSC activities and operations.

Mars 2020 during EDL

Countdown to a New Year in Space

2020 has been, to say the least, a difficult year for humanity. However, it has also been marked by great achievements in space exploration; a testament to our relentless pursuit for knowledge despite adversity. Before we enter 2021, let’s take a look at the year’s highlights in space exploration.