Learning By Looking: Poster Of Human Space Exploration

March 15, 2016


Note: Larger version HERE unless you're into squinting or don't give a shit about space, in which case we can't be friends.

This is The Chart Of Cosmic Exploration, a poster detailing humanity's space exploration. You can buy a 39" x 27" poster of the chart for $38, or just look at this one for two seconds then close your browser window and be done with it forever. The choice is yours.

Probe the solar system from Mercury to Pluto with this stellar schematic of space exploration! 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. Featuring hand-illustrated renderings of each spacecraft juxtaposed against the serried giants of our solar system, this galactic survey is a testament to man's forays into the grand cosmic ballet.

You know what the chart is missing? My journey into the sun. It's just going to be a straight line from earth right into the middle of the sun. It takes off spring of next year. Operation LATER BITCHES.

Thanks to Time, who really screwed me over with this whole Daylight Savings shenanigans. At least it's going to be darker later.

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