Brigitte Larkins and Partner- Transport

Brigitte Larkins and Partner- Transport

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  • Railways were invented for the purpose of carrying larger masses in quicker times, as the wheels that ran on the grooves of the rail required less energy for better speed. 
  • People also started to travel by railway as it was cost effective and efficient . The railway led to the invention of the steam engine, developed by Thomas Newcomen and and created by James Watt in 1781.
  • Air transport began with the first hot air balloon, designed by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, its trips were limited as it could only travel downwind.
  • The concept for a modern airplane with individual parts with specific purposes only became a reality in 1799 by Sir George Cayley, however, the first assisted take off took place on December 17th, 1903 by the Wright brothers.
  • In the intense Space race, Russia and The USA competed to be the first in space. Soviet Cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space on April 12 , 1961. USA arrived in space shortly after when Alan Shepard, Jr. being the first American in space on May 5, 1961.
  • From 16 to the 24th of July,1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first to walk on the moon!
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