Timeline of Flight

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400 BCEThe Chinese invent the first kite.
1480s CELeonardo da Vinci first begins to design flying machines.
1783Brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier invent the first hot air balloon.
1849George Cayley builds the first glider to carry a person in flight.
1903 Orville Wright becomes the first person to fly an engine-powered airplane.
1907Paul Cornu flies the first helicopter.
1908Therese Peltier makes the first solo airplane flight as a woman.
1921Bessie Coleman becomes the first African American to earn a pilot's license.
1927Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
1932Amelia Earhart is the first woman to cross the Atlantic on a non-stop solo flight.
1961Yuri Cragarin becomes the first human to fly into space.
1963 Valentina Tereshlcova becomes the first woman to fly into space.
1969Apollo 11 makes the first moon landing.
1971Salyut 1, the world's first space station, is launched into orbit.
1984Maro Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space.
1999Elleen Collins is the first woman to be a commander of a NASA Space Shuttle mission.
2005Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft, capable of carrying up to 853 passengers, completes it's first flight.

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