Author Topic: Visualized History of Orbital Rocket Launches  (Read 1499 times)

Offline nattybumppo

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Visualized History of Orbital Rocket Launches
« on: 05/09/2015 07:57 PM »
My friends and I made an interactive visualization showing all of the orbital rocket launches and launch sites from 1957 to 2015. It turns out that it's not only interesting to watch; it's also kind of mesmerizing. It's all about spaceflight history, so I wanted to share it here:

http://nattybumppo.github.io/rocket-launch-history

Let me know if you have any questions, corrections, or suggestions!

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Re: Visualized History of Orbital Rocket Launches
« Reply #1 on: 05/10/2015 04:15 AM »
1) Would like to see a control to "step through" in addition to the Slow, Medium and Fast Speeds.  Reason:  there are periods where there are a large number of launches that using the slow is not slow enough.

2) Would like to see a counter added in the lower right to see total accumulative launches for major launch sites with Red (failed) and Green (Success) numbers.

3) (if #2 is not possible), for each launch site "dot" on the map could grow in size as launches take place to indicate accumulative number per launch site. 

4) (if #2 or #3 not possible) when hovering over a launch site, in addition to providing the site name, also provide a pie chart with total launches for site with subtotals for failed (Red) and Success (Green).

Great tool.  Yes, it's mesmerizing.  Your site is a similar one I saw for atomic bomb testing but was provided as a video. 

Regards,
Tony De La Rosa
« Last Edit: 05/10/2015 04:17 AM by catdlr »
Tony De La Rosa