XKCD: Spacecraft Mass in Horses

XKCD has done a lot of lovely visualizations, courtesy of the inestimable Randall Munroe, and today he’s got another one: spacecraft mass (as well as launch vehicle lift capacity) expressed in terms of horses, and laid out over time from the start of the space age into the near future.  Obviously this can only be accurate to the nearest horse (which is nearer if you live by a stable), but it makes it a bit more palpable.

Click the diagram to go through to his website, and then click it again for a larger one so you can really appreciate the data.  😉


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