The 2020 shopping revolution & achievements in space
The pandemic has reshaped the global shopping experience, with click-for-pickup finding favor with consumers wary of crowded aisles at big-box stores. RT’s Boom Bust co-host Sara Montes de Oca discusses just how markedly consumer trends have shifted during the current socially distant era. After that, an out-of-this-world review of 2020’s biggest achievements in the cosmos. Space journalist and author John Bisney reflects on the Chinese lunar landing, SpaceX’s success on the launchpad, and NASA’s upcoming Artemis mission, which aims to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon, by 2024.
The world of sports was turned upside down this year, as empty stadiums and fears of team-wide contamination enveloped major sports leagues. RT’s World of Sports co-host Steve Christakos tallies up how MLB, NFL, and NHL teams have fared during the pandemic. Plus, a look back at the 20 years since Y2K. From that terrible Tuesday in 2001 through the Great Recession to the advent of the iPhone and the ensuing social media revolution, it’s certainly been one wild ride. After a tumultuous start to the 2020’s, here’s looking to brighter days ahead!