MAN’S PENETRATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE

MAN’S PENETRATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
1. 1903 – Wright Brother’s first flight
2. 1936 – DC – 3- Commercial air transport curises at 10,000 – 12,000 ft.
3. October 1947 – Bell x-1- First jet to break the sound barrier, 12,000 ft.
4. May 4, 1961 – Highest manned balloon, 21.5 miles.
5. October 1957 – Sputnik – First man – made satellite, 600 miles.
6. 1961 – Mercury – First manned suborbital rocket, 116 miles.
7. Auguest. 22nd, 1963 – X – 15 – Highest manned jet flight, 67 miles.
8. July 21st, 1969 – Apollo – Man lands on the moon, 238, 857 miles.
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