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Transportation

Many of us take public transportation or fly in airplanes on a regular basis, but have you ever wondered how all of these things work? This collection of transportation articles help explain how people get from place to place.

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Post-World War II Flight Timeline

The Post-World War II timeline chronicles some of the major milestones in this era of aviation. This era saw the rise of the commercial jetliner. Check out the Post-World War II timeline.

Conquering Air and Space Timeline

Aviation highlights from the late 1970s and 1980s include the Concorde supersonic jet and the first flight of the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter. Read more about the efforts to conquer air and space.

World War I Flight Timeline

The World War I flight timeline chronicles the major milestones in aviation history during this time. This era saw the aviation industry rise rapidly in popularity. Check out the World War I flight timeline.

Revolution in Flight Timeline

From the first man in space to new speed records, aviators launched into new frontiers in the 1960s. Read about flight highlights in the 1960s.

End of the 20th Century Flight Timeline

The end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st brought a wave of new space missions and increasingly powerful military jets. Learn about the most recent developments in aviation history.

Flight after the Cold War Timeline

After the end of the Cold War, aviation saw developments like the Space Shuttles and the incredible air power of the United States during the Persian Gulf War. Learn more about the history of flight in the 1980s and 1990s.

Top 10 Bungled Attempts at One-person Flight

Since prehistoric times, people have wanted to take to the skies. Trouble is, humans weren't meant to fly. Of course, that didn't stop some determined souls from trying.

How did FusionMan reach a speed of 186 mph in the air?

What's that up in the sky? Is it a small plane? It might be FusionMan, a guy who built his own set of personal wings. In May 2008, he clocked speeds of 186 mph.

Jets and Rocket Flight Timeline

The boom after World War II led to revolutions in jet and rocket technology. Read about the developments in aviation during the middle of the century.

Dawn of Flight Timeline

The Dawn of Flight Timeline detailing the early history of the aviation industry. Follow the development of flight from 400 B.C. to the historic flight at Kitty Hawk. Learn more about the dawn of flight timeline.

Conquering Air and Space

With rapid improvement in the aviation industry, airplanes and space vehicles made steady progress. Read about how we conquered air and space in the 1970s and 1980s.

Flight after the Cold War

Aviation after the Cold War featured both the Challenger accident and the triumph of U.S. air forces in the Gulf War. Read about flight after the Cold War.

Flight at the End of the 20th Century

At the end of the first century of flight, we celebrated new records for circling the globe, achieving new altitudes and new exploration of Mars. Read about the flight at the end of the century.

Post-World War II Flight

In the time after World War II, the U.S. military greatly reduced the number of planes produced each year and eliminated thousands of jobs. This time was not, however, without advances in the aviation field. What were some of the major technological advances in flight?

Jets and Rocket Flight

The Korean War had ended, but the world was on the brink of the long Cold War. Read about the rapid development of flight technology of the 1950s and 1960s.

Revolution in Flight

The 1960s brought the height of the Space Race and revolutions in flight technology. Read about advances in flight during the '60s and '70s.

World War I Flight

World War I flight changed the way in which battles were conducted. Units could now scope out the positions of enemy troops without putting soldiers in danger. Learn more about the history of World War I flight.

The Heart of the Golden Age of Flight

The golden age of flight was a time when innovations in flying helped capture the public's attention. People, such as Charles Lindbergh, helped raise the popularity of flight. Learn more about the golden age of flight.

Flight in the Depression

Flight in the Depression was a time where the design of aircraft changed dramatically. The role of planes in the military also greatly increased. Learn about flight in the Depression.

Chronicle of Flight

The history of aviation can be traced all the way back to the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC. How have aircraft and the aviation industry evolved since then?

The Dawn of Flight

The dream of flying might be as old as man itself as early hunters wished for ways to get a better view of hunting fields. What were the early attempts at flight like?

How Jet Packs Work

We may fantasize about soaring through the sky, but humans aren't aerodynamic creatures. Could human flight be possible with personal jet packs?

What went wrong with the MD-80 aircraft?

Rising airfare, lost luggage, packed flights and long delays have become hallmarks of air travel. But why were more than 100,000 passengers stranded in cities around the U.S. for three days?

Boeing 707

With the Boeing 707, Boeing created the right plane at the right time, a landmark in aviation history that opened the doors to international travel for the masses. Learn how the Boeing gained a lead in airliners that is only now being challenged.

Ford Tri-Motor

Over the years, 199 Ford Tri-Motors airplanes would be built. They would serve all three branches of the U.S. military, many airlines, many corporations, and 20 foreign countries. Learn about the strong, reliable, versatile Ford Tri-Motors aircraft.

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