On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright lifted an airplane into the sky. Though the flight only lasted 12 seconds, history was made. The Wright brothers pulled off "the first powered, manned, heavier-than-air, controlled flight." This is one of many monumental events in aviation history, and readers can dive into more of the rich history at the link above. This Aerospace History Timeline begins in 1000 B.C.E., when Chinese citizens invented human-carrying kites. From there, it transports users on a journey through time and space, with famous stops (for example, 1969's Apollo mission culminating in "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,") and hidden gems (check out 1783's unmanned balloon flight powered by old shoes and wool) along the way. The journey concludes with recent history, highlighting events such as Delta Air Lines' farewell to the McDonnell Douglas aircraft (June 2020) and Boeing's mission to transport COVID-19 personal protective equipment (April 2020). Events are described in bullet point form for digestible browsing.