Happy 45th Birthday, Star Trek [Infographic]

This is not the infographic. This is merely the best dog ever.

Yesterday marked 45 years since Gene Roddenberry launched the original Star Trek series at NBC on September 8, 1966. The franchise has spawned six TV series and eleven films so far, and, if we have our way, it’ll just keep going. To celebrate, put together the infographic after the jump which show a timeline of major events in Star Trek history and real space exploration:

Source: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration

[Hat tip and an engine room full of tribbles to GAS.]