Shooting for Mars: Graphic Shows Every MissionAugust 1st, 2013
Karl Tate at Space.com put together this stunning infographic showing every mission to Mars. The graphic shows each mission over time and with the originating country shown by color. Whether the mission was a successful flyby, successful lander, successful rover, a partially successful orbiter/flyby/lander, or a failure is also indicated by the icon at the end of the corresponding flightpath.
Compare this graphic to National Geographic’s map of 50 years of man’s space exploration.