Infographic of Orbital Launches

 

This Infographc shows in graphical form all orbital launches between 1957 and 2011. I find it interesting to note the massive amount of military launches from the USSR between the 70s and 90s, the collapse with the fall of communism in the late 90s and the large increase in Commercial launches by the US at the start of the economic boom in the mid to late 90s

 

Massive chart of all the world’s orbital launches, 1957-2011 via Imgur

via Jim Finn http://www.pinterest.com/pin/550142910702164559/

Amazing Apollo 11 Image

Apollo 11 just before docking – Taken by Michael Collins

The picture above is amazing. It was taken on July 21st 1969 after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had taken off from the moon and were just about to dock with Columbia in orbit. Michael Collins snapped this picture from Colombia.

What makes this picture amazing. With Collins behind the camera he is the only person in all of humanity in existence on that date that is not contained in the picture.

 

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