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  1. Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão's Flying Ship

    Uncolored etching of "The Flying Ship" proposed by the Jesuit Bartolomeu de Gusmão (1685-1724). On August 8, 1709, Gusmão is said to have flown a small balloon before the court in the Casa da Índia in Lisbon. The image in question may be a representation of a heavier-than-air machine proposed by...
  2. Air Combat of Two Ships

    Air Combat of Two Ships

    Two ships, each of 100 pieces of cannon, with Steel arcs instead of gunpowder, and of 1,000 crew, Year 100 of the invention of Aerostatic Machines.
  3. A fresco from the Visoki Dečani Monastery

    A fresco from the Visoki Dečani Monastery

    While some scientists compare the strange objects left and right from Jesus’s head with the spaceships in which aliens used to travel, a majority of domestic experts agree that it is about the heavenly bodies. Serbian historians explain the art as a wish of a former artists to show the Sun and...
  4. Ionocraft Model Demonstration in 1964

    Ionocraft Model Demonstration in 1964

    In 1964, de Seversky built a two-ounce (57 gram) Ionocraft scale model and demonstrated its ability to fly while powered from an external 90 watt power conversion system (30,000 volts at 3 mA), significantly higher that conventional aircraft and helicopters. This translated into a...
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