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Day Tripping: May 15

Let’s take to the skies

By NASA — Great Images in NASA Description, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6449372

A Soaring Claim

Perhaps a forgotten first aviator, Lyman Gilmore of Grass Valley, California claimed to have been the first man to fly on this day in 1902, months before the famous Wright brothers’ flight. Gilmore had constructed a thirty-two-foot steam-powered airplane which he said he flew successfully, but there’s little evidence to back up his claim. The…

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