October 17, 2013

Otto Lilienthal

Well, did it work?
Germany - 1895 - @ Airborne Wind Energy

2 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Looks like it worked for a few minutes, at least. Jeez.

mr. downtown said...

No, I looked it up, this guy pretty much invented heavier-than-air flight. He's the father of the hang glider. But yes, he died (years after this picture) trying to perfect it.