Star Trek has created quite the fictional timeline during its 46 years of life. From a modest initial run of three seasons beginning in 1966, it’s gone on to spawn five TV spinoffs, 12 feature films, and countless other media including books, games, toys, and more. Trek has changed a lot over the years, while still hewing close to Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic, aspirational vision of mankind’s future.
Thanks to the snazzy infographic below, now you can chart the history of the franchise and the phenomenon that is Star Trek. Put together by the folks of Space.com, the infographic takes us all the way from Roddenberry’s time as a pilot in World War II, all the way up through the upcoming release of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness. It also includes various real-world space milestones. Check it out!