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  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:31 am
    Link: The History Of Aviation - From Leonardo da Vinci to Apollo 11, here`s a brief animated history of aviation.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Interesting enough, but could`ve told us more about the actual inventions and a little bit more about the people that made the advances.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    Skipped a few! But nicely done.

    Could have shown how fast things changed in the two World Wars eh? WW2 went from bi-planes to jet fighters... in 6 years!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    what about the human bird wings
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Cool, they cut WWI short.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    March 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Funny choices. Amelia Earhart was a celebrity, but not a pioneer nor an excellent pilot. DaVinci had ideas, but none practical as designed. Most space stuff has little to do with flight, per se, yet the Space Shuttle, which did fly, is missed. And then it turns out to be a plug!
    Verdict: meh.
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    You can tell this is an american video... not a single mention of Concorde, of the Tupolev tu-144, or the Antanov AN-225. 3 of the most important breakthrough aircraft.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    Helicopter? No?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    If they are counting space flight as "aviation" they missed quite a bit. But overall nice.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    since when the hinderburg is part of the history of aviation?
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    Jebb215 Male 60-69
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    March 30, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    They overlooked the first trans-Atlantic crossing by Alcock and Brown in 1919. Lindbergh was the third person to fly across the pond.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    yawn...
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    wko Male 18-29
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    If they are counting space flight as "aviation" they missed quite a bit. But overall nice.
    I get why they counted it. Its because megatronics is involved in both fields, my college focuses on aviation but has NASA connections too.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm
    "They overlooked the first trans-Atlantic crossing by Alcock and Brown in 1919. Lindbergh was the third person to fly across the pond."

    History only counts if you`re American. Everybody else just goes and does it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    So, what they`re saying is that we pretty much peaked in 1969.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 30, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    "So, what they`re saying is that we pretty much peaked in 1969."

    If you believe NASA went to the moon, yes.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 30, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    If you believe NASA went to the moon, yes.
    Considering that my dad, along with about 25,000 other scientists, engineers, and technicians, built and launched that spacecraft, and I watched it go up, yes.

    Fortunately, facts do not require your belief to be true. Now, tighten up the chin strap on your tinfoil hat, and see if you can come up with an explanation for how 25,000 people can all keep a secret for 40 years.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    March 31, 2012 at 5:36 am
    We really dropped the ball after the moon.
    But the abstinence project is going strong with all the funding. It`s a big success too!
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    Giardia Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    Draculya and Jebb215, you both are overlooking that Lindbergh was the first to make a transatlantic flight SOLO and NONSTOP. That accomplishment is what earned him the X Prize of his day, the Orteig Prize.

    Alcock and Brown made their trip together, and made several stops along their transatlantic flight.

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