Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Cool Infographic About NASA's Shuttle Program

Yesterday, I posted a CNN Student News video about the end of NASA's space shuttle program. Today, I'd like to share an infographic about the shuttle program that I discovered through the Cool Infographics blog. The following infographic was created by Alberto Cuarda for the Washington Post.

An Uncertain Future depicts the history of the shuttle program including years of and number of missions that each of the five shuttles undertook. Aligned with the timeline of the shuttle missions is a timeline of US Presidents. The infographic also portrays the predecessors to the shuttle program and the possible replacements for the shuttle program. I dropped the image into Zoom.it so that you can zoom in on different parts of it below.

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