The History of Flight

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Kite invented in China

1000 - 1001

Leonardo da Vinci designs flying machines + parachutes

1485 - 1500

Bartolomeu Laurenco de Gusmao designs model glider

1709 - 1710

Jean Francois + Marquis d'Arlands = First voyage in a hot air balloon

1783 - 1784

Andre Jacques Garnerin makes first human Parachute

1797 - 1798

Henri Giffard's steam powered airship = First flight

1852 - 1853

Otto Lilenthal begins starting gliding experiments

1891 - 1892

Samuel P. Langley has a success with steam powered models that fly

1896 - 1897

Otto Lilenthal crashes while gliding and dies next day

1896 - 1897

Orville + Wilbur make the first powered, controlled flight with a aircraft

1903 - 1904

Charles A. Lindbergh makes his first solo non stop trans across the Atlantic

1927 - 1928

Frank Whittle invents the jet engine

1930 - 1931

Amelia Earhart makes her nonstop solo flight across the Altlantic

1932 - 1933

Soviet Union launches first man made satellite into space

1957 - 1958