THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Two Americans Make Aeronautics History Over 80 Years Ago

By  //  May 21, 2016

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On May 20, 1927, Charles “Lucky Lindy” Lindbergh took to the skies in an attempt to complete the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. (NASA Image)

(NASA) – Two Americans made aeronautics history on this day in 1927 and 1932, respectively.

On May 20, 1927, Charles “Lucky Lindy” Lindbergh took to the skies in an attempt to complete the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris.

On May 21, after a flight of more than 30 hours he landed at Le Bourget Field near Paris.

Five years later on May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart set out to become the first female aviator to make a solo transatlantic flight.

She landed on May 21, 1932 in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Amelia Earhart set out to become the first female aviator to make a solo transatlantic flight. She landed on May 21, 1932 in Derry, Northern Ireland. (NASA Image)


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