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Images from: Prehistory of Powered Flight

 
The Earliest Efforts at Flight

Flight of Simon the Magician

Flight of Simon the Magician

Credit - Gary Bradshaw; "To Fly Is Everything"

Francesco de Lana's design for an aerial ship

Francesco de Lana's design for an aerial ship

Credit - "(c) 2001 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI Neg No. 85-18332)"

Icarus flew too close to the sun.

Icarus flew too close to the sun.

Credit - Allstar Project

Leonardo's drawing of a wing.

Leonardo's drawing of a wing.

Credit - Allstar Project

Airship carried aloft by vacuum balls.

Airship carried aloft by vacuum balls.

Credit - "(c) 2001 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI Neg. No. A-30905-1/2D)"

   
 



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