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November 19, 2018

#2074: Airplanes and Spaceships

Airplanes and Spaceships

[A timeline is shown with three dots on it. Each dot has a label beneath the dot, and the two intervals between the dots are also labeled, with lines indicating which dots are belonging to that label.]

Dot 1

December 17, 1903

First human airplane flight

Dot 2

April 12, 1961

First human spaceflight

Dot 3


Interval 1-2

57 years 4 months

Interval 2-3

57 years 7 months

[Caption beneath the frame:]

Spaceships are now older than airplanes were when we flew our first spaceships.