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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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Video of the Day – 11/16/15 (Why Is the Solar System Flat?)

Daily Video — “Why Is the Solar System Flat?”

From the MinutePhysics YouTube Channel, this video explains why the planets in our solar system orbit on a flat plane, rather than zipping around the sun in any direction they choose.

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Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Daily Video


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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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