Graphic by Karl Tate/Space.com. It was 50 years ago when people first flew in space. Here’s an infographic that shows you the spacecraft humans have flown to reach that great void over the past half-century.

50 Years In Space: Was It Worth It? [INFOGRAPHIC & POLL]

Take a look at the crewed spaceships that have launched astronauts and cosmonauts into space during the first 50 years of human spaceflight .

Did the Soviets Actually Build a Better Space Shuttle? - Popular Mechanics

Did the USSR Build a Better Space Shuttle?

The capsule will travel about 3,600 miles (5,800 kilometers) from Earth, then zoom back again at high speeds in order to test various systems, including its heat shielding and resistance to radiation.

NASA's First Orion Spacecraft Test Flight Explained (Infographic) [Space Future

International Space Rockets

An awesome poster of the famous rockets that made Science Fiction into Science Fact and carried humankind to the stars! Need Poster Mounts.

Así era un transbordador espacial

A graphical representation of NASA’s space shuttle – including orbiter structure, launch preparation and reentry, and the space shuttle fleet.

humanoidhistory:March 11, 1969 — The Apollo 10 rocket and launch tower, atop the ginormous crawler-transporter, inches its way to Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center. (NASA)

Steampunk space program: March 1969 — The Apollo 10 rocket and launch tower, atop the steamnormous crawler-transporter, inches its way to Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center.

The space shuttle Challenger launches on Jan. 28, 1986. The mission would end in tragedy just 73 seconds into the flight.

space shuttle challenger launches from launchpad at the kennedy space center in florida jan 28 1986 photo courtesy of nasa, 31 years ago today. Also My first birthday.

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