Jul 202011
 

Here’s another contest: ten dollars in download-credit to whoever correctly ID’s this chart. What’s the X-axis, what’s the Y-axis?

Here’s a hint: I suspect most regular readers of this blog will cackle like saddened criminally insane supervillains when you figure it out.

 Posted by at 10:49 pm
  • x axis is years from “present” (actually around the time of Apollo 11)
    y axis is number of people expected to be living in space dependent on which manned space program was chosen.

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  • Gridlock

    Assuming that to be correct, why the +/- 35 oscillations every 4 or 5 years? Can’t place that in the context.

    • Staff rotations on Mars…a certain number will return, but there will be a population spike while they wait for the return launch window….of course Scott Hasn’t called it yet so there may be a wee flaw in my reasoning. (I did see a broadly similar chart with those variables some time ago)

  • Rich Todd

    The bouncy horizontal lines looks like something to do with number of congress members up for re-election.
    I’ll guess the line with the increasing trend is congressional pay?

  • Michael Holt

    Congressional campaign expenditures?

  • Dan Eastwood

    X axis = Commercial Phase

    Y axis = Crew In Orbit