If you blink, you might think the following graphic came from USA Today.
It turns out the Wall Street Journal has adopted USA-Today-style graphics. The chart about missions to the moon (together with two other similar ones) showed up this weekend.
There are only six data points, and the story is much simpler than the graphic implies.
The original chart uses three separate motifs to encode the six data points: the column height, the data label, and the axis. Usually only one is needed.