This Poster Beautifully Details Humankind's Many Space Explorations
With all of NASA's recent (and historical) explorations and achievements, it's only natural that the visualization masters over at Pop Chart Lab would decide to make a poster dedicated to humankind's expeditions into the final frontier. This stunningly detailed poster catalogs all of them—from Luna 2 in 1959 to DSCOVR in 2015. There are over 100 exploratory devices featured, from orbiters to rovers to landers. The color-coded poster traces the path each craft took on its trip through space, weaving a delightful web. Planets, moons, asteroids, and even Pluto appear as points of interest for the cosmic explorers.
The work is beautifully hand-illustrated and comes in a "Pop Chart Lab Test Tube," which is essentially a transparent packing tube—perfect for when you need to store it but still want to gaze at its pretty contours. Pick one up for $38 here.