Just thirty-two years later to the day, the prototype DC-3 commercial airliner took its maiden flight. Wingspan? 95 feet.
On the fifty-fourth anniversary of Kitty Hawk, the United States Air Force test-launched its first SM-65 Atlas ICBM from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Atlas went on to become the launch vehicle for the fledgling U.S. space program, being used for everything from