Thursday, November 15, 2007

History of Spaceflight

The clip below is from the DVD History of Spaceflight and looks at early visions of possible flying machines.

See also:
Flying Machines (circa 1885)
Futuristic Air Travel (circa 1900)
Boy's Flying Machine of the 20th Century (1900)
Pears Soap Flying Machine (1906)
Postcards Show the Year 2000 (circa 1900)
French Prints Show the Year 2000 (1910)
Going to the Opera in the Year 2000 (1882)


Liza Blake said...

don't forget the seventeenth-century Frances Godwin!

Anonymous said...

Open viewing deck, eh?
"Nice [gasp] view [gasp][choke]..." (float away as you puff up into a frozen human balloon satellte)

Not to mention it gets a bit toasty at reentry.

Cory Gross said...

Wow... That was almost exactly the first third of Disney's Man in Space... A little more reverent and a little shorter, but they Cliff Noted it point by point and invention by invention.