The Development of Transport

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Wheeled carts are invented

3500 BC

River boats 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 horse drawn carriage

1740

Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot demonstrates his "steam wagon"

1769

Joseph and Étienne Montgolfier launch the first hot air balloon

1783

Oliver Evans demonstrates a steam powered amphibious vehicle

1804

Richard Trevithick builds a prototype steam powered railroad locomotive

1804

Issac de Rivas makes a hydrogen gas powered vehicle

1807

George Stephenson builds the first practical steam powered railroad locomotive

1814

Baron Karl von Drais, rode his machine (similar to a bicycle)

1816

Sir George Cayley builds and demonstrates the first heavier-than-air aircraft

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

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

1903

Diesel engine tested in a boat by Diesel, Bochet and 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

V2 rocket covers a distance of 200 km

1942

First supersonic flight

1947

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

1957

Vostok 1, the first manned space mission, made 2 orbits around the earth.

1961

First manned mission to the Moon

1969

First flight of the space shuttle

1981

SpaceShipOne first commercial manned space flight

2004