Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Great Advances in the Human Endeavor of Flight

15th Cent.: Leonardo da Vinci draws up plans for a heavier-than-air flying machine.

1903: The Wright Brothers successfully fly at Kittyhawk.

1927: Charles Lindbergh flies nonstop across the Atlantic.

1961: Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man to fly into outer space.

2005: College students think they've engineered the perfect paper airplane. The Times of London is on the scene.

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Photo credits: Bathing Beauty Getting into Early Aircraft, Harry Mellon Rhoads, 1910, Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library.


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