# 1461: Payloads/Transcript

- [Below is the full transcript for 1461: Payloads.]

- [The comic is divided in two main sections the top third of the comic being black and the bottom section white. At the very bottom is a timeline in a black section that runs like a border along the bottom. The timeline with large years noted along it as well as the large title and its subtitle in the first black section is in white. In the white section the large text of the title with its two subtitles are black. All other text, in the two main sections, is labels next to the different objects. These labels are written in red text.]

- [As the spacecrafts and rockets are drawn along the timeline axis according to the year they were constructed the timeline at the bottom in the second black section will be transcribed first. The section is just a thin black border, but on this is the time-line drawn white with white labels. The line has six division ticks which breaks the timeline. To the left of where the line begins and then in the middle between each set of ticks a year range is given. So there are ten years between two ticks. The timeline is not drawn where the numbers are. After the line ends to the right there is also a label:]
- 1950s
- 1960s
- 1970s
- 1980s
- 1990s
- 2000s
- Future

- [Each object is made up from a number of horses (or fractions thereof for less than one full horse used) and in the second section also other objects are added see below. All horses are drawn with their head to the left, two legs showing and no clear tail at their end. When fractions are used the drawing start to the left so the head is always visible if a full head is needed in the fraction.]

- [For each of the two main sections each label is generally listed going from bottom left and up and then right. The first objects description tells where to start, and then where the horses are compared to the text. Then the next objects description tells where the next text is compared to the previous text (so not where the horses are) and again where the horses are compared to the text belonging to them. This continues until the last item. The first objects in each section is located above the 1950s label. A new year range will be given in the description whenever an object described is the first to be above a tick or above a year label below on the time-line.]

- [In the black section the horses are white to begin with and stacked after a set of rules. To begin with there are less than a full, but then later when there are many horses that they are divided into compartments that forms squares of five times five horses, which again, when there are more than 50 is stacked two next to each other or and then the rest on top, filling entire rows of ten over two squares. When over 100 they form four squares in a two by two format. And then two extra squares are added for every 50 extra horses, and those above 100 will then be added in columns of 10 (and if there are two full blocks on top of each other rows are added in columns of 20! This is only relevant for the ISS). This goes on all the way from left to right except for one spacecraft which is clearly the space-shuttle as the horses are stacked in the shape of the shuttle, and in the center of the shuttle (where the shuttle’s payload goes) the horses are drawn in light gray. Finally the horses in the last four groups are drawn in a dark gray shade, because they are in the future. In total there are 34 labels in the black section. Two of the space craft have two labels as there are two parts to the spacecrafts. Apart from the space-shuttle also the Cassini is spilt as the small Huygens lander is set a bit aside from the rest of the spacecraft. And finally one of the objects is a T-rex I shown in equivalent mass in horses, and it is thus not a spacecraft. This leaves 34 objects, but one is not a rocket and two are part of other spacecrafts at takeoff leaving only and 31 spacecrafts. There are 2065 full horses drawn as well as six horse fractions for spacecrafts with a mass less than a full horse which has then been given more precisely as the equivalent of the mass of 18 dogs (from 1-7, one of the dogs is cited as being large) and one squirrel, so five spacecraft have their mass given in dog mass. One of these is so close to a horse mass that the horse looks full so there are 2066 full horses and 5 fractions. From this it can be seen that a horses mass is higher but still close to 7 dog masses. Randall has not listed the number of horses for the three last spacecraft in the future, and also not for one spy satellite from the 1990s. Maybe because their mass is unknown, but the horses are there to count. The number of horses will though not be listed as part of the text transcript, but only in the description for these four.]

- [Here follows the full transcript and description of the black section:]

- [The black section has the following title and subtitle in the top left corner:]
- Spacecraft mass
- Measured in horses

- [Staring at the bottom left corner is the first red label above 1950s. There is only a horse head with neck down to the torso below the neck to the left of:]
- Sputnik
- <1 horse
- (2 dogs )

- [Above that a very tiny white dot right of:]
- Vanguard 1
- <1 horse
- (Squirrel )

- [Above and right of that (above the first (1960) tick) is a small white dot left of:]
- Pioneer 5
- <1 horse
- (Large dog)

- [Above and right of that front part of horse from head down to the front legs, left of:]
- Mariner 2 (United States)
- <1 horse
- (3 dogs )

- [Above that the first full horse with two legs shown and the end visible left of:]
- Venera 1 (USSR)
- 1 horse

- [Some way right of the two previous spacecrafts (well past the 1960s below) is the first multiple horse spacecraft. Two squares of 25 horses five by five and then two rows above these two squares where the last five over the second square is only to horses rather than five. Below:]
- Apollo
- 67 horses

- [Above and right of that (above the 1970 tick) a row of three horses:]
- Venera 7
- 3 horses

- [Above and right of that what looks like a full horse:]
- Pioneer 10
- <1 horse
- (7 dogs)

- [Below and right of that the largest so far with more than 150 horses. The first four squares of 25 are arranges in a 2x2 square and have a slightly larger separation between that block and the next square to their right than there are between the blocks inside the first 100 horse block. After the next fifty placed in two blocks above each other there are two full columns and then a single horse at the bottom of a third column:]
- Skylab
- 171 horses

- [Above and right (above the 1970s) of that are two rows of five horses with a single horse below these two rows, placed under the fourth horse from the left. They are below:]
- Venera 9
- 11 horses

- [Above and right of that two horses behind each other above:]
- Voyager 2
- 2 horses

- [Below and right of that (above the 1980 tick) the only set of horses that are not stacked only in square blocks. The horses are clearly put up in the shape of the space-shuttle. There are still five horses in two rows next to each other at the top where it is broadest, like there would be in a spacecraft made up of for instance 50 horses. But up toward the tip from two full rows the number of horses in each row is getting one smaller both left and right twice with two rows of eight and two of six horses following the two with ten horses. Above them is the very tip of the shuttle with only two horses. Below the tips two rows with ten horses, there is a hole in the ship for where the shuttle’s payload goes. The row just below the last row of ten is missing the two central horses (so there are eight). There are no payload horses in that row. The next 11 rows of the shuttle are only two horses wide on either side of the payload. The mass of the payload is also drawn as horses in the center of the shuttle only these horses are drawn in light gray color rather than in white. The first row where the first row of only two shuttle horses on either side is only four horses wide and they have been shifted so they are centered over the next row with five horses below. That row is slightly longer down that all the white horses rows above, because this is where a separation between two blocks of 50 horses is made. Down the center of the white shuttle tip the distance between left and right rows of horses is also slightly larger making this center line appear clearly in the shuttle. But down along the two 25 horses blocks of the light gray payload horses there is no such split as these 50 horses are drawn in two five by five squares above each other, with those last 4 horses on top slightly further apart than even the distance between the two 25 horses blocks. Along the first six rows of payload there are also those four white horses in either side making these rows to rows of 9 horses (the first row of payload with four horses was thus 8 horses across but with the same total width and just more black space between shuttle and payload). Below the first row of payload horses in the bottom square the shuttle width starts to increase These extra horses are clearly further apart than any other columns because the central part of the shuttle is two squares wide (i.e. 10 horses wide) and thus the larger separation to the next squares that will form out there. The first two rows have one extra horse on either side making it three horses on either side. Then the next two rows, the last two of the payload the number of horses increases one on either side with each row so the last row with payload has five horses on either side, making the number of horses in this row 15, but with two columns of black on either side of the payload. Below the payload another square of 50 horses is finished so automatically the space between payload and the bottom section of the shuttle is large, just as it was on the top, but there the extra space was inside the payload horses. The width of the spaceship has increased once more with one horse left and right and this is the widest the shuttle becomes. The first row of horses just below the payload it also the row with most horses as there are no empty space, just the extra separation between the central “squares" of 10 horses wide (including the two horses that where on either side of the payload above. So there are now six horses where above there were only five horses). And on either side of this row there are four horses for a row total of 18 horses. The row beneath this is just as wide, but the two horses that was in the two rows on either side of the payload is not missing, for a total of 14 horses in this second to last row, where there are two times three horses just below the payload section. These extending rows of horses form the wings of the shuttle. The last row only has horses under this central row, and the two horses in the center of the row above has been removed leaving the row only four horses wide and with a hole in the middle which simulates the exhaust hole for the engine. There are 160 white horses and 54 light gray for a total mass of 214 horses with the payload, so Randall has either drawn 8 horse too many (for instance the last row of the wings) or types 206 by mistake. There are two sections of text both of them to the left of the shuttle. The first next to the broadest part of the tip of the shuttle, the second next to the top full square of horses of the payload:]
- Shuttle
- (Total)
- 206 horses

- Shuttle
- Payload
- 54 horses

- [Above and right of that (above the 1980s) is the first regular shaped spacecraft with a mass over 200 horses. It is even close to 300 so there are three blocks of four squares of horses, with extra space between each of these three blocks. The last block is not completely full, there are only for nine horses in the rows for except for the top two rows where there are only seven, thus only missing 12 horses from 300. The text is above the top left corner:]
- Mir
- 288 horses

- [Below and right of that is the only non-spacecraft included (for comparison). There are three rows of 5 horses to the left of:]
- T-Rex
- 15 horses

- [A bit down and right of that (above (or just past) the 1990 tick) is a full square of 25 horses above:]
- Hubble
- 25 horses

- [Slightly above and right of that another square but with two full rows above and three horses on top of these. The text is below:]
- Compton
- Gamma Ray
- Observatory
- 38 horses

- [Above and right of that (above the 1990s) another full square but with the next squares three column to the right not above. The mass is 40 horses, but that is for some reason not given in the text below:]
- Keyhole 3
- Spy satellite

- [Below at the very bottom and right of that the largest of any item in the hole chart. Its second section is above the 2000 tick but it does not stop until just before the 2010 tick. There are eight full two by two squares (of 100 each) stacked in two rows of four. Two more blocks of four squares are begun at the right end, but only the first six columns are filled up to the full height of 20 horses. The seventh and last row in the space craft is only 12 horses high from the bottom. Thus more than three full rows miss before another full block would have been added. The text is below at the bottom left corner:]
- International Space Station
- 932 horses

- [The next four spacecrafts are above the ISS but only the first of these here has the text almost exactly above that. There are three columns pf four horses, but the last horse at the bottom right is set apart from the other 11 by shifting it slightly both down and right. There are two sections of text both of them to the right of the horses. The first is at the top right tip and the second next to the offset horse:]
- Cassini
- 11 horses

- Huygens lander
- 1 horse

- [Right of that is a row of five horses with a sixth horse above the first horse in the row. The text is below:]
- Rosetta
- 6 horses

- [Right of that (above the 2000s) a bit more than half a horse from the head to the middle of the body halfway between the legs. Text to the right:]
- Opportunity
- <1 horse
- (5 dogs)

- [Right of that (the last over the ISS) are three horses in a row above:]
- Dawn
- 3 horses

- [Below and right of that (just right of the top end of the ISS) are three rows of five horses above:]
- Terrastar
- 15 horses

- [Below and right of that three rows of five horses with two more on top of these above:]
- Dragon
- 17 horses

- [Above and right of that three rows of five horses with four more on top of these above:]
- Tiangong-1
- 19 horses

- [Above and a bit left (above the 2010 tick) of that two horses above:]
- Curiosity
- 2 horses

- [Below at the bottom and right of that a full square and right of that three rows in the next square above:]
- Keyhole 7
- 40 horses

- [Above and right of that (just inside the future mark below were the 2015 tick would have been) are four rows of five horses above:]
- Orion (capsule)
- 20 horses

- [After the longest empty space but still below and far right of that is the first spacecraft planned for the future. The timescale stops before it reaches where 2010s would have been placed (at 2015) had the line continued. Instead this place is just called the future (the comic came out in 2014). But if the scale continues linearly (and Randall used it to put the ships at their estimated launch year) then this and the next future spacecraft are on either side of the 2020 tick. The horses from here on are gray rather than white. There are two rows of five and four horses above them above:]
- James Webb
- Telescope
- 14 horses

- [Below and right of that four columns of five horses – 20 in total. These last three does not have their weight written in the text which is below:]
- Orion

- [Below and right of that is a full square of five by five horses for 25 in total to the left of:]
- Orion
- Service
- Module

- [Above and right of that are the last spacecraft (and largest from the future which ends above what would have been the 2020s had the timeline continued) with two full squares next to each other and then three columns more of five horses to their right for a total of 65 horses:]
- Orion
- Deep-
- Space
- Habitat

- [In the white section the horses (and other part of the rockets depicted here) are black to begin with. They are again stacked in squares of columns of five horses in each column, if there are more than five horses. When there are more than 25 horses a five by five square will again be used, and for more than 100 it will again be four squares of 25 in a two by two stack. Here in this section, however, further horses will be stacked on top of each other to form a high column never more than two squares wide. On top of these columns there will be inserted the tip of the rocket (vehicle) not formed by horses. When the top row (or column) is not filled out, the tip is either deeper where there is no horses in the top row, or longer down if there is not enough horses in the right column. So there will not be a "hole" in the rocket where there are no horses (like there was inside the space-shuttle around its payload). Below the bottom row of horses in a rocket there are slim rectangles below which there is a rocket engine (or more) from which exhaust flame(s) will be emanating. For the smallest rockets up to all rockets with less than 100 horses there is just one engine and one flame. For rockets with two columns of 25 squares (and thus more than 100 horses), there will be at least two engines shown and from all but two of the six relevant rockets there will be shown three rather than just two flames (which is the case in one of the other two). This indicates that those rockets with three flames must have at least three engines, one of which is behind the two in front, and in the middle between them, so the three flames are seen next to each other. This back engine can in principle be seen as there is a line between the bottoms of the two engines in front, where there else should have been no line. The three engines must thus form a triangle seen from below, as opposed to the one with only two engines that must be next to each other. It is the first of those rockets set in the future to the right in the section which only has two engines and two flames. Those last five rockets set in the future and are all drawn in gray, both the horses, the tip, engine and flames. The last and different of these six large rockets is drawn so low compared to the black time-line section below that most of the bottom of its engines are not visible, and there is thus not flames visible either. That there is something special about this rocket is made clear as both the horses and the tip and engines are drawn in very light gray color. There is also one item that is not a rocket but a car. This car goes horizontally where almost all the rockets are drawn vertical except for two small ones that are also flying horizontally further to the right than the car. This leaves 44 objects, but one is not a rocket but a car. There are 1950 full horses drawn as well as six horse fractions for rocket with a mass less than a full horse which has then been given more precisely as the equivalent of the mass of 20 dogs (from 1-6 dogs). In all cases these fractions of horses are still (as opposed to in the black section) not drawn as fractions but as full horses so there are 1956 horses drawn. Four of these are, though, used in the car, so the rockets have 1952 horses for 43 rockets. There is also one Pegasus and eight centaurs among the 1952 horses, but they are not drawn differently from all the other horses. Randall has not listed the number of horses for one of the rockets in the 2000s but that seems to be because he has forgotten to put on the label (those horses have been counted here above). So there are only 43 labels. The number of horses for that rocket will thus not be listed as part of the text transcript, but only in the description for this single forgotten rocket.]

- [Here follows the description of the white section:]

- [The white section has a title and two subtitles in the top left corner:]
- Launch vehicle capacity
- (Payloads to low earth orbit)
- Measured in horses

- [Staring at the middle of the section to the far left is the first red label above 1950s. There is only one horse with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Sputnik
- Launcher
- 1 horse

- [Below and right of that there is a rocket which, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, is made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Thor
- <1 horse
- (3 dogs)

- [Above at the top and slightly right of that (above the 1960 tick) there are three horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Mercury-Atlas
- 3 horses

- [Below and just right of that is the first multiple horse column rocket with four columns of five horses with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Saturn I
- 20 horses

- [Above and slightly right of that the first with more than 25 horses, to there is a full five by five square and and then four more rows of five, except the top row misses one horse to the right. This hole is filled by the edge of the tip which is longer there. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Proton-K
- 44 horses

- [Almost straight below, just right of that is a small two horse column rocket with five in the first and three horses in the second column. Although it says it is centaurs they are drawn as all the other horses. Where there would be an empty space because of the two missing horses the edge of the tip is longer there and fills the hole. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Atlas-Centaur
- 8 centaurs

- [Below and right of that is a similar small two horse column rocket with five in the first and two horses in the second column. Where there would be an empty space because of the three missing horses the edge of the tip is longer there and fills the hole. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Titan IIIA
- 7 horses

- [The next rocket to the right is right above this at the top. It is just one row of horses short of fifty, with a square below and four rows of five above with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Saturn IB
- 45 horses

- [Almost straight below and slightly right of that is a small three horse column rocket with only four horses in the third column. Again the tip is longer to the right fills the shorter column down to the horses. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Soyuz
- 14 horses

- [To the right of all the three previous rockets (above the 1960s) is the by far largest rocket so far. It has two columns of five by five horse squares, and two full block of two by two squares. Above these the next block is more than half finished, with the first row of two squares finished and then above them a full row of ten horses and two more to the left. The tip is above the top horses, so slightly deeper after the first two horses to the left. Below are no less than three engines, with two engines in front, and one almost hidden behind in between them, but the three exhaust flames are clearly visible. The text is to the right of the third row of squares, above the tip of the previous rocket and below the fire of the one before, just to give a sense of scale compared to these smaller rockets, where the one above the text was the largest of the first nine. It is also still the largest rocket ever made. In this chart only the last, which is one of the future rockets, is planned to become slightly larger:]
- Saturn V
- 262 horses

- [Above and right of that (next to the tip of the previous, but not as high as the tip) is the second smallest so far next to the biggest by far. The rocket is, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Black Arrow
- <1 horse
- (4 dogs)

- [Below and right of that, with its huge tip just below the text above is a rocket almost as big as the biggest next to it. The far side of the rockets right side passes over the 1970s tick. This rocket, however, is the only one drawn in light gray (horses and everything else) because it never flew but exploded as it states in the text. The horses are stacked as in the biggest above, but with one full row of squares less and also only 11 not 12 at the top (so 51 less). The bottom plate where the horses rest has some kind of engine below. There seems to be no less than ten engines visible, with the two at the out sider hidden half behind the two further toward the middle, which are again also partly obscured by those next to them and that goes at least one more step in. Only the four in the middle seems to not be blocked at all. Given the way one engine can hide behind another with only three it seems likely that there must be a row of engines all around the outer edge of the rocket. So if those at the far sides are the ones in the middle of that side there would be eight on the other side for 18. Alternatively there is also 10 more at the other side, with two on the same height in either side, of which only one can see. That would give 20. It would then also seem reasonable to suspect that there were also circles of engines within that outer rim, maybe more until there were only one or maybe three engines in the center. Sadly there is not fire to guide, as the rockets still stands on the ground, having never taken off before it exploded on the launch pad. The rocket is left of the (maybe slightly lighter red) text:]
- N1
- 211 horse
- Exploded on
- Launch pad

- [Above and right of that (next to the tip of the previous, but not as high as the tip) is a small rocket next to one of the biggest. It consists of two horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Long March 1
- 2 horses

- [Above and right of that there are four horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- N-I (Japan)
- 4 horses

- [Almost straight below a bit to right of that there are three horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Delta 0900
- 3 horses

- [Above and right of that (right above the 1970s) there are three horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Ariane 1
- 3 horses

- [Right above and just right of that is the smallest of all the shown a rockets which, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, is made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- SLV (India)
- <1 horse
- (1 dog)

- [Below and somewhat right of that (over the 1980 tick) there are four horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- N-II
- 4 horses

- [Above and on either side of that is the only none rocket item in this section of the chart (like the T-Rex included above). A line comes up from the left above the rocket below and where it levels out to horizontal there is the back end of a car with the rear wheel included. Four horses are in between this and the front end to the right, with the front wheel included. The four horses stand in a small square. There is not exhaust or fire, only the motion line behind. The vehicle is below and right of the text:]
- 1981 Oldsmobile
- 4 horses

- [Below at the very bottom and right of that is a rockets which, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, is made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the right of:]
- ASLV
- <1 horse
- (4 dogs)

- [Above and right of that is the first multiple column horse rocket since the one that exploded. It has one five and one four horse column. Where there would be an empty space because of the missing horse in the second column the edge of the tip is longer and fills the hole. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Long March 4A
- 9 horses

- [Above and right of that (above the 1980s) is an even larger rocket with three columns of five horses and then one single horse at the bottom. The tip fills the hole as usually but since there are now four missing horses this looks more and more peculiar compared to the previous cases where this has occurred. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is right of:]
- Ariane 4
- 16 horses

- [Above and right of that is a rockets which, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, is made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Shavit
- (Israel)
- <1 horse
- (6 dogs)

- [Below and right of that (although the previous rocket is just next to (and much smaller) than the tip) comes the largest rocket since the biggest. It is even larger than the one that exploded. It has the same configuration with two blocks of 100 horses each and then 18 in two rows above, with the two missing horses in the top row being filled by the tip which is slightly deeper to the right. At the bottom there are three engines, with only the two in the front clearly visible, but the third evident by the three flames beneath, just as with the biggest rocket before. The text is at the top of the first of the blocks to the left of the rocket:]
- Energia
- 218 horses

- [Above and right of that (but again much smaller and next to the much larger tip) is a one Pegasus large rocket (just past the 1990 tick), although the Pegasus is drawn without wings and thus looks like the other horses: This is the first rocket that flies horizontally (after the car har “flown” up in a curve and was going horizontally before this one). The tip is thus pointing right and the engine and fire is to the left of the horse with the fire pointing left. This is all above:]
- Pegasus
- 1 Pegasus

- [Almost straight below, just right of that are three columns of horses the last with only three horses. The tip fills the hole as usually and below is one engine with fire. The rocket is left of:]
- Atlas I
- 13 horses

- [Below and right of that is a rocket which has one five and one three horse column. Where there would be an empty space because of the missing horses in the second column the edge of the tip is longer and fills the hole. Below is one engine with fire. The rocket is left of:]
- PSLV
- 8 horses

- [Way above and right of that (above the 1990s) is two horses in a column with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- J-I
- 2 horses

- [Below and right of that is a full square of horses with two above and the tip covering the missing horses in the top row and with one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Long
- March 3B
- 27 horses

- [Slightly above but far right of that (above the 2000 tick) is a rocket just three horses short of a full square the tip covering the missing horses in the right column and with one engine with fire to the right of:]
- H-IIA
- 22 horses

- [Below and right of that is an unlabeled rocket, forgotten by Randall? It is very similar to the previous except it only has one horse in the right column (21 horses in total) so the tip is very deep over that row as seen previously.]

- [Above and right of that, next to the previous labeled rocket is the first and only rocket with at least two full (and not four full) squares on top of each other. Above those two there are three more rows with only four horses in the top row with the tip covering the missing horse in the top row and with one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Delta IV-H
- 64 horses

- [Below and right of that (above the 2000s) is a small rocket with only one horse with tip and engine with fire. For some reason it is not cited the mass in falcons mass… It is to the left of:]
- Falcon 1
- 1 horse

- [Above and right of that is a rocket just three horses short of having two full squares on top of each other. The tip covers the missing horse in the top row and with one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Ariane 5ES
- 47 horses

- [Below and right of that is a similar rocket but it only has two rows and two horses above the first square. The tip covers the missing horses in the top row and with one engine with fire to the right of:]
- H-IIB
- 37 horses

- [Above and right of that is a rockets which, in spite of the mass is cited as less than one horse, is made from one full drawing of a horse with tip and one engine with fire to the left of:]
- Unha
- (North Korea)
- <1 horse
- (2 dogs)

- [Below and right of that (with its tip larger and next to the small rocket) is a rocket just past the 2010 tick. This rocket is similar to the rocket before the small one with just one more horse in the top row (three) above the two full rows above the first full square below. The tip covers the missing horses in the top row and with one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Atlas V 541
- 38 horses

- [Almost straight above and slightly right of that is a rocket with a full square and a row of four above the tip covers the missing horse in the top row and with one engine with fire to the right of:]
- Falcon 9
- 29 horses

- [Way below at the bottom and right of that is a smaller rocket with three columns of horses with only four in the right column with the tip covering the missing horse in the right column and with one engine with fire. This is the last rocket before the future, which is written as the last index on the timeline below the text of this rocket which is to the left of the text:]
- Antares
- 14 horses

- [After a short break the chart reaches the first spacecraft planned for the future. It is just above the future mark below on the timescale which stops just before it reaches where 2010s would have been placed (at 2015) had the line continued (the comic came out in 2014). But if the scale continues linearly (and Randall used it to put the rockets at their estimated launch year) then this and the next future spacecraft are on in the 2010s. The horses and the rest of the rockets from here on are gray rather than black. The first is the only second rocket to fly horizontally. There are three rows of horses with the bottom row only four horses long. The tip points to the right and covers the missing horse. The engine points left as does the fire exiting from it. It is above the text that runs along its entire length:]
- Stratolaunch
- 14 horses

- [Just below and slightly right of that is the tip of one of the big rockets with more than one full block of 100 horses. It is the smallest of those though with only 18 horses in two rows above the block with the two missing horses in the top row being filled by the tip which is slightly deeper to the right. As the only rocket this one has only two engines at the bottom and thus also only two flames beneath. The text is between the division of the first and second row of squares to the left of the rocket:]
- Falcon Heavy
- 118 horses

- [Below and right of that (above where the 2020 tick would have been) is an even large rocket than before with a full block and two rows of squares on top of those and then one row of only six horses more with the four missing horses in the top row being filled by the tip which is slightly deeper from the right. At the bottom there are three engines, as those other large flying rockets before the previous two engine one. Only the two engines in the front are clearly visible, but the third evident by the three flames beneath, just as with the biggest rocket before. The text is at the very bottom of the rocket beneath the horses to the left of the rocket:]
- SLS Block 1
- 156 horses

- [Above and right of that (but the two similar rockets engines are almost at the same level, this one is slightly longer down but is also much higher) is a rocket with two full blocks of 100 horses and 17 horses in two rows above them with the three missing horses in the top row being filled by the tip which is slightly deeper to the right. At the bottom there are three engines, with only the two in the front clearly visible, but the third evident by the three flames beneath, just as with the biggest rocket before. This is one horse shy of being the second largest so far, but it is dwarfed by the last future rocket after it. These two last huge rockets are just on either side of where 2020s would have been had the scale continued linearly. The text is at the top next to the tip, almost over the previous rockets tip:]
- SLS Block 1B
- 217 horses

- [Above and right of that (but the two (now three) similar rockets engines are all almost at the same level, this one a bit higher up than the previous two, but is also much higher that the previous ) is the largest rocket of the entire chart finally beating the biggest from 1965, 60 years later - but also 10 years into, an uncertain, future at the time of the comics release. It is just one row and one horse (11) shy of reaching 300 with three full blocks on top of each except one row is missing and the top row also missed a horse. The missing horse in the top row is being filled by the tip which is slightly deeper to the right. At the bottom there are three engines, with only the two in the front clearly visible, but the third evident by the three flames beneath, just as with the previously biggest rocket. The text is at the top next to the tip, almost over the previous rockets tip:]
- SLS Block 2
- 289 horses