50 years of space exploration

50 years of space exploration

This amazing zoomable poster has put together by National Geographic and shows the history of robotic space exploration. From a distance it looks like a piece of concept art, but zoom right in and you can see all the mission in the outer space, from the first failed attempts to reach Mars (1960) and Venus (1961)  to currently underway New Horizon mission to Pluto and the Messenger mission to Mercury.

Click on the image to go to National Geographic’s Map of the Day page, zoon in the image and enjoy 50 years of space exploration.