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Look at This: Side-by-Side Comparison of Humanity's Notable Spaceships

80beatsBy Sophie BushwickJun 19, 2012 5:19 PM

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Ever wondered how the Tiangong-1 module

of China’s in-progress space station measures up to, say, the International Space Station? Over at the astronomy blog Supernova Condensate

, molecular astrophysicist Invader Xan has created an infographic

comparing the sizes of various spacefaring vessels. It’s fun to see how different ships stack up next to each other, like the British spaceplane Skylon

versus the U.S.'s recently retired spaceplane (i.e., the Space Shuttle). And Invader Xan also made a bonus image to demonstrate how our past may compare to the future, where no man has gone before

. [via Boing Boing

]

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