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The History of Space Exploration — Infographic

The History of Space Exploration

I absolutely love space and space exploration, so this infographic is right up my alley.  As described by the creator, Pop Chart Lab:

From the Luna 2 in 1959 to the DSCOVR in 2015, this color-coded chart traces the trajectories of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever slip the surly bonds of Earth’s orbit and successfully complete its mission—a truly astronomical array of over 100 exploratory instruments in all.

This chart will keep you busy for a long time, tracing the flight paths of some of the most famous, and least known exploratory spacecraft humans have sent to space. Make sure you click the enlarged image to take in the details! [VIA]

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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Infographics


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Greatest Explorers of the Past 100 Years – Infographic

Greatest Modern Explorers

Often when we hear about explorers we tend to thing of men like Columbus, Magellan, and Cortes from the Age of Exploration, not men and women from the twentieth century — not unless they had been shot into space!  I mean how much land was really left unexplored in the past 100 years?  It turns out that there was much more than I though!  Today’s infographic helps to show visually the areas that were explored the most in the past 100 years, the major accomplishments of these explorers and great mini-biographies of the same. [VIA]

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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Infographics


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Space Exploration – Infographic

50 Years of Space Exploration

I have always been fascinated by space and space exploration.  I came across this infographic last year as I was researching some of the first manned missions for their 50th anniversaries.  It is the first image I had ever seen that placed the whole of human space exploration (both manned and unmanned missions) into one image.  You will have to zoom in and pan through the image to see all the details, but it is well worth the trip. I can only hope that this image will become outdated very soon as more missions are approved and launched! [VIA]

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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Infographics


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Age of Exploration – Infographic

The Age of Exploration

On this date in 1607, English settlers first landed in the New World at what is now Cape Henry, Virginia.  The journey took five months and these first colonists faced many hardships both before and after this fist landing.  Today’s infographic from the History Channel takes a look at the Age of Exploration and some of the trials and tribulations that all of these colonists and explorers shared.

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Posted by on April 26, 2013 in Infographics


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Current Space Missions – Infographic

Ongoing Space Exploration

Mankind has always looked to the night sky and wondered what was “out there”.  Currently we have only been able to send craft to our own solar system to explore — with only Voyager I, launched in 1977, about to become the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  Currently several exploratory missions are ongoing and today’s infographic highlights these, as well as some information and trivia about fictional space craft. [VIA]

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Posted by on April 4, 2013 in Infographics


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