A powered, heavier-than-air craft succeeded in taking off from the ground on October 9, 1890 -- thirteen years before the brothers Wright took their flight.
October 17, 1922 a converted coal supply ship accepted a landing from a Navy biplane and carrier aviation in the United States was born.
Late in the evening of October 4, 1957, a slightly modified ICBM left a launch pad in Russia.
September 24, on this morning in 1929, Jimmy Doolittle saw an opportunity in the gray scene in front of him at Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York.
Although a more infamous airship was to follow, perhaps the most famous airship was the Graf Zeppelin, which launched on September 18, 1928.
'The Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin.' So stated Sir Winston Churchill on June 18, 1940.
When the sun set on this airfield in Marienehe, Germany, on August 27, 1939 turbojet power had propelled an aircraft aloft for the first time, literally days before the start of World War Two.
On Aug 16, 1960, a redheaded Air Force test pilot by the name of Joseph Kittinger took a *very* long step and landed squarely in the record book.
On August 1, 1946, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) was born.
Space-shots from Florida's Cape Canaveral began 50 years ago on July 23rd with the flight of Bumper 8.