Here’s a little “behind the scenes” process of making this information graphic.
The goal was to show most, if not all, attempts to explore out Red neighbour. I wanted to show successful, partially successful and failed mission launches.
Using the almighty power of spreadsheets, i created a table with all the necessary preliminary information needed:
- type of mission (orbiting the planet, land on it, or just fly past)
- mission outcome (success, fail, etc)
- date of the mission
- country of Origin
Now that we have the information, time to sketch up some ideas on how to best show this timeline of launches:
Now that we have established the direction, time to start creating the graphic.