Now, if I'm given free reign to deliver a product on a topic of my choosing, there's a good chance that astronauts will be involved. There's a lot of readily available data on the topic and it fits the general pattern for data that makes for good visualizations. Namely that it have location information, that it's amenable to categorization or binning, that it has a hierarchy, or that it has a chronological attribute. Astronaut careers (or careers in general) certainly have those things. Careers have a chronology, they have start and end dates and specific events which take place in between; they have associated categories (type of vehicles flown, what class they were inducted with, and so on); and any number of location-related bits: birthplace, school location, places where training occurred, etc. Sifting for a few hours through Wikipedia coupled with several more hours in Excel and Photoshop lead to the final product below, a sort of combined data visualization and infographic.