A Guide For "Human Expansion Into The Cosmos" [Infographic]

A supremely detailed graph from the 1980s explains how we'll become an interplanetary species (and how the Soviet Union will, too).

Rockwell International Integrated Space Plan

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Sean Ragan at MAKE magazine spent some time hunting down this 1980s infographic, and it's a beaut. Rockwell International was a major company in its time, and here it presents its "Integrated Space Plan"--basically, how we're all going to get off this rock we call home. It's (not surprisingly) overwhelming and slightly dated, but there's a lot of interesting ideas in it, too.

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Rockwell International Integrated Space Plan

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