50 Years of Space Exploration [Infographic]

By Jason Fitzpatrick on March 17th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/17/11
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