Friday, February 17, 2012

Reason #135: Helpful Graphics

Proving once again that the government must not have a high opinion of Americans' attention spans (and rightfully so), NASA has released a handy infographic detailing the various branches of manned spaceflight it plans on developing in the future - including plans for cooperation with existing commercial operations, which is certainly a big shift from ten or twenty years ago.

It would be nice to have something on there about rovers or the GRAIL and Kepler missions, but I guess the focus is more on stuff that's in development for later rather than programs that are already underway.

Then again, maybe Newt Gingrich will become president and next year's graphic will just be a blue-pen drawing on lined notebook paper of a sweet-ass moon base.

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