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    Flight Timeline

  • First hot air balloon

    The first hot air balloon was launched in France on September 19 1783. It was named 'Aerostat Reveillon' by Pilatre De Rozier. The Aerostat Reveillon held up in the air for 15 minutes befored coliding with the ground. Inside was only a duck and a rooster. The Aerostat Reveillon was the first light machine.
  • First powered flight

    Built and flown by two American brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright created the first powered plane. Orville and Wilbur alternated at piloting the plane. It was heavier than any other flight machine to gain control. However, it was still managed to fly. Their longest flight was 260 meters and held in the air for 59 seconds.
  • Hindenburg Zeppelin

    The Hindenburg zeppelin was ready to land when the tail fin of the ship started to flame. Within seconds the flame started to spread all across the ship as the passengers were pressed to the window watching the burning landing. It was a miracle for a half burnt person to survive with the help of the ground crew and others. The beautiful Hindenburg flamed later even burning the skeleton.
  • Queen of the Hurricanes

    Elizabeth Elisie MacGill was the first female aircraft designer. She created a fighter plane designed for the Hawker Hurricane during World War 2. She named it the "Maple Leaf 2 Trainer." Many contracts from the Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force came for the Maple Leaf 2 Trainer under Macgill's control.
  • anti-gravity suit

    The anti-gravity suit was created by Wilbur Rounding Franks. He created the G-suit to counteract the effects of high G force on aircraft pilots. This way the pilots would not black out. During World War 2, G-suits were worn by air force pilots, astronauts, and cosmonauts.
  • First Satellight

    The first satellight was called the Sputnik. It was launched by the Soviet Union in a Russian rocket. It was first carried by the full rocket then broke into half to alow the satellight to reach higher altitude. Finally, when the rocket had met its highest point, it disabled letting a round satellight the size of a beach ball into orbit. The space age had arrived.
  • Man landed on the moon

    Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. His famous quote "That's on small step for man, one large leap for mankind" is still remembered to this day. On this trip, he borded the Apollo 11 and was comander.
  • First reusable spaceship

    Space Shuttle Columbia was the first spaceship that was able to be reused. It has so far embarked on 5 missions. Now the 7 crew members and the shuttle have been lost durring re-entry on Febuary 1st 2003.
  • First female in space

    Roberta Bondar borded the shuttle discovery in 1992 and spent 8 days living in space. She was the first female and the first neurologist to enter the deep space. Roberta Bondar was picked for the job out of around 4300 people. She was informed of this the day before her 38th birthday,
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  • Piloted plane with no pilot

    I think that someday scientist will develop the jet or fighter plane to be controld in a safe building instead of a battlefield. This way we will not have to waste lives for those at war. This could save many lives.
  • Cyborgs in space

    I have a theory that on planets such as Mars, humans will develop cyborgs to be able to withstand the heat of Mars using a special chemical or mineral.
  • Hovercraft

    I believe that hovercrafts will develop to use less materials and become more eficient. Currently the are loud and disturbingly large. So scientist or constructors might make it to benifit us without having to wear earmufs.