From Gliders to Rockets

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FROM GLIDERS TO ROCKETS Speaker: Thomas Hoffmann, 5HBa, 1996 97 From gliders to rockets To be able to fly is one of the oldest human ambitions. Icarus, who was a legend, flew with feathers and wings out of wax too near the sun. So the wax melted and Icarus died. People in the ancient world tried to copy him, but all with disastrous results. First, people thought that the way to fly would be to design a machine with flapping wings like a bird`s. But the first people who took to the air did it with the help of a hot air balloon. Those people were the brothers Montgolfier from France. That happened in 1783. But balloons were at the mercy of the wind for their direction and speed, so they were no use as a means of transport. So Sir George Cayley designed the first successful ...

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