May 31, 2020
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history of flight
⟶ Updated 25 Oct 2017 ⟶
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Wright Brothers first flight
Louis Bleriot, French aviator, makes first airplane crossing of English Channel.
Charles A. Lindbergh completes first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
Frank Whittle, British inventor, invents the jet engine.
Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly a solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.
A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
Soviet Union launches first man-made earth satellite, Sputnik 1.
U.S. astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., are the first to walk on the moon.
First two modules of the International Space Station are launched and joined together in orbit.
First crew arrives to take up residence in the International Space Station.
The A380 made its first flight on 27 April 2005 and entered commercial service on 25 October 2007 with Singapore Airlines.
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