Bye Bye Space Shuttle infographic

The last space shuttle returned to earth on Thursday (July 21, 2011). It’s the the end of an era, that began, in my opinion, with Alan Shepard’s suborbital flight in the gemini space capsule — with was little more than an airtight tin can. It’s something that I’ve grown up with.

That said, here’s an educational infographic that tells the story of space shuttle age, put together by Washington D.C. based visual artist Alberto Cuadra for The Washington Post.

Last week I published what could be my very last Space Shuttle infographic. As a space exploration enthusiast and a professional visual artist, NASA’s spacecraft will be sorely missed. Over the years, the Shuttle was the focal point in many of the most fun projects I’ve been involved, directly or indirectly.



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