Flight Achievement time line

  • First Hydrogen Balloon Flight

    First Hydrogen Balloon Flight
    French Scientist Jacques Alexander Charles invented a balloon with controllable hydrogen gas for hot air, which provides lift. The balloon flew 16 miles before landing near the France countryside. The peasants were afraid of this "monster" and "killed" it using knives, stones and pitchforks.
  • First Airship Flight

    First Airship Flight
    Henri Giffard of France flew his balloon powered by a three horsepower engine with an eleven foot propeller. The flight was from Paris to Trappes, in France. He traveled an average of 6 miles an hour.
  • The First Flight Over South Pole

    The First Flight Over South Pole
    The first flight over the South Pole was on Nov. 29 1929. It was done by aviator Richard Byrd of Usa. The trip to and from the ezpedition base camp on the Ross Ice Shelf took 19 hours
  • Variable Pitch Propeller

    Variable Pitch Propeller
    W.R. Turnbull invented the variable pitch propeller for safer flying. The variable pitch propeller spins very fast to push the plane forward. For how much pitch the propeller makes, it will boost the plane that many inches per full spin.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gabarin has been the first man in space. He orbited around earth in spacecraft Vostok 1. The flight took one hour and fourty eight minutes.
  • First Woman in Space

    First Woman in Space
    2 years later the Soviets sent yet another person into space, a woman to become the first woman in space. Valentina Tereshkova spent 71 hours in Vostok 6. She orbited earth 48 times during her flight.
  • First Man Off His Space Capsule

    First Man Off His Space Capsule
    Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to venture off his space capsule. While outside, his suit inflated and swelled up so he could not get back inside his capsule. He had to give up some of his emergency air to deflate so he could go back inside his capsule. When he came back to earth, he landed 2 thousand miles off course in the Ural Mountain forest where wolves kept him inside his capsule until a ski rescue team got him out.
  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
    The first moon landing was done by Apollo 11 of USA. It was a great accomplishment of exploration because it represented the victory of the Cold War Space Race with the Soviet Union.
  • Crash Position Indicator

    Crash Position Indicator
    This module is a requirement on all planes as an eject machine. It is used by U.S. and Canadian military aircrafts.
  • First Canadian in Space

    Marc Garneau has been the first Canadian in space. In his 3 space flights he has been in space for over 677 hours. On his first flight he was on a NASA ship.
  • First Woman Of Canada in Space

    First Woman Of Canada in Space
    On January 20th 1990, Roberta Bondar was chosen to be the next person in space. On January 22nd 1992, she was the first woman in space. She did many experiments in space, especially on how your body reacts in space. Roberta Bondar returned to Earth on January 30th 1992 staying there for eight days.
  • Energy Efficient Military Plane

    This aircraft will burn half of the fuel that planes burned in 2010. It is used for military purposes. It saves the gas so it can be used for other things like cars and other military planes.
  • Space Shuttle

    This rocket can go into space. It can carry passengers to explore new galaxies. It has a escape pod attached into it that is honed onto Earth so the pod can safely float back to the planet
  • Air Transportation Hover craft

    This is a futuristic hover craft that can travel at light speed. It can carry hundreds of passengers all over the world.