Rockets of the World by Tyler Skrabek

March 13th, 2015 | Space

Rockets of the World Taylor Skrabek

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“Rockets of the World” is an infographic made by Tyler Skrabek. The poster includes the Payload to Low Earth Orbit as well as the number of successful and unsuccessful launches. It’s an updated design based off an old illustration made by Peter Alway back in 1995:

Rockets of the World - Peter Alway

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It’s pretty cool to see the diversity of designs, but for the most part, all of them are phallic tubes, a necessity to burst through the Earth’s atmosphere.

Via Reddit:

Of course, the illustration doesn’t show all of humanity’s rockets. “Just to keep things tidy I choose not to include rockets that haven’t flown yet on the off-chance they don’t actually make it off the ground. But rest assured there will be a version that includes the Falcon 9 Heavy as soon as it does.”

I’m also pretty amazed to see just how big the Saturn V rocket was compared to the competition!

You can pick up one of Tyler’s prints here, and you can check out Peter Alway’s book here: Rockets of the World.


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