History of Space Exploration Map
September 01, 2012
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This map of missions run by the JET PROPULSION LAB shows where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is NASA’s 76-year-old research and development arm (over 100 missions in seven decades).
We see most of the moon missions in the ’60s and ’70s, while missions to explore Earth are grouped towards the turn of the millennium, when the shuttle program was winding down. The dotted lines show us what the lab has planned for the future – more Mars missions and more exploration of the universe at large.