Also published on CNN Espanol on 9th March 2014
Just more than a hundred and ten years ago, Orville Wright became the first human to achieve powered flight.
On a calm, December 1903 day, helped by his brother Wilbur, Orville successfully launched their flying machine, maneuvered it through the air for 120 feet, and landed it safely.
Later that same day they achieved another flight of 852 feet in 59 seconds, to start the modern air travel era.
Since then numerous inventions, discoveries and milestones have been made.
Here are a few of our favorites.