National Geographic has compiled a stunningly rich visualization of the past 50 years space explorations, resulting in an interactive map showing us information about all solar, lunar and interplanetary missions that took place during this last half century:

50 years of space exploration - map

Art by Sean McNaughton, National Geographic Staff and Samuel Velasco, 5W Infographics.

Click on the image to interact with the map, or simply view the full sized map here.