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50 Years of Space Exploration [Infographic]

We’ve sent over 200 missions out into space to check out the Moon, the Sun, planets, and more. Curious where they all went? Check out this awesome infographic to trace the launches to their destination.

The infographic includes all international missions including visits to the Sun, observation orbits around the Earth, the Moon, other planets in our solar system, visits to asteroids, and the adventures of deep space probes like Voyager 1.

The official image at National Geographic is trapped inside a clunky viewfinder style image viewer. If you want to look at the whole thing more comfortably or use it for desktop wallpaper, make sure to visit the full size image at Simple Complexity here.

50 Years of Exploration [National Geographic via Simple Complexity]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/17/11

Comments (1)

  1. Mike Gallaher

    That image is edited. There were blocks of information that have been removed.

    You can see them here…

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