Timeline of Transportation and Technology

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River boats are invented

3500 BC

Wheeled carts are invented

3500 BC

Horses are tamed and used for transport

2000 BC

Iron horseshoes come into common use

770

Leonardo da Vinci describes a flying machine

1492

Blaise Pascal invents a horse-drawn public bus

1662

Jacques de Vaucanson demonstrates his clockwork powered carriage

1740

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot's demonstrates his "steam wagon"

1769

Joseph Montgolfier and Étienne Montgolfier launch the first hot air balloons

1783

Oliver Evans demonstrates a steam powered amphibious vehicle.

1804

Richard Trevithick builds a prototype steam powered railroad locomotive.

1804

Isaac de Rivas makes a hydrogen gas powered vehicle

1807

George Stephenson builds the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive

1814

German Baron Karl von Drais 'invented' the bike

1816

rode his bike machine while collecting taxes from his tenants.

Sir George Cayley builds and demonstrates the first glider

1853

Jean Lenoir makes a gasoline-engine automobile

1862

George Westinghouse invents the compressed Air brake (rail) for railway trains.

1868

Ferdinand von Zeppelin builds the first successful airship

1900

small Diesel engine tested in a canal Boat by Rudolph Diesel

1903

small Diesel engine tested in a canal Boat by Adrian Bochet

1903

Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright fly the first motor-driven airplane

1903

small diesel engine tested in a canal boat by Frederic Dyckhoff

1903

Henry Ford develops the assembly line method of automobile manufacturing

1908

Selandia launched, the first oceangoing, diesel engine driven ship

1911

Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fueled rocket

1926

First supersonic flight

1942

V2 rocket covers a distance of 200 km

1942

Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite to be launched into orbit

1957

First manned mission to the Moon

1969

First manned mission to the Moon

1981

SpaceShipOne first commercial manned space flight.

2004