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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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11 Must-See Celestial Events in 2014 – Infographic

The Must-See Celestial Events

There are always amazing things happening in the night sky, especially if you know where to look.  In 2014 there are 11 “must-see” events that the folks at space.com have recommended we keep an eye out for. [VIA]

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Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 2/12/13 (“Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”)

Daily Photo — “Sochi Olympic Park at Night, from Space”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

This beautiful photo was taken from the International Space Station and shows the Sochi Olympic Park as it appears at night.

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Posted by on February 12, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 1/16/14 (“A Falling Star as Seen from Space”)

Daily Photo — “A Falling Star as Seen from Space”

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Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 9/17/13 (Interstellar On-Ramp)

Daily Photo — “Interstellar On-Ramp”

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Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 6/7/13 (Pre-PowerPoint NASA, c.1960s)

Daily Photo — “Pre-PowerPoint NASA, c.1960s”

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(Source: Life Magazine)
 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Video of the Day – 5/13/13 (Basic Rocket Science)

Daily Video — “Basic Rocket Science

From Minute Physics, learn about the basics of rocket science, super simplified! Basic concepts like force, acceleration, and orbital physics are covered.

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Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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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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Video of the Day – 4/10/13 (The Beginning of the Universe)

Daily Video — “The Beginning of the Universe

Today’s video from TED jumps back in time to, well, the beginning of time!  Take a look at the Big Bang Theory and how both cosmologists and particle physicists are working together to arrive at a unified theory for how the Big Bang occurred and what happened in the microseconds following it up to the state of the Universe today.

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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Sunstorms — Infographic

Sunstorms!

I’ve heard a lot about solar flares and sunstorms lately and their ability to wreak havoc on the world’s electronics and computer networks.  I have always been amazed about the power of nature, both here on Earth and in space.  Today’s infographic helps to break down the different types of activity we can observe on the sun and what it might mean to us in the future. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Infographics

 

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