Air and Space Transportation By Chrisb-24 Dec 17, 1903 First Flight Orville Wright the first person to fly on an aircraft. Mar 3, 1916 C.IV aircraft This plane was produced by the germans during WW1. It's a twin seat bi-plane. Apr 11, 1916 Aeromarine 40 Made by the Americans this was a boat flying aircraft during WW1 Jul 18, 1942 Messerschmitt me fighter jet Worlds first fighter jet. Sep 21, 1942 B-29 American bomber made during WWll. Apr 12, 1981 First Launch The space shuttle Columbia orbit's the earth for the first time. Jan 28, 1986 Challenger Disaster The space shuttle had an explosion while taking off, killing everyone on board.