Philae lander achieved the first-ever controlled touchdown on comet 67P, 12 November 2014 and Its instruments obtained the first images from a comet’s surface.
Aviation Historical Achievement in Each Month.
Read and learn more about aviation achievements.
August 27, 1939 – The first practical jet plane.
The Heinkel He-178 became the world’s first aircraft to fly under turbojet with test-pilot Erich Warsitz at the controls.
August 13-14, 2001 – First solar-powered flight to shatter altitude records.
NASA’s solar-powered propeller-driven plane Helios reached an altitude of 96,500 ft during a flight over Hawaii, breaking not only the 80,200-foot record for propeller-driven aircraft, but the 85,068-foot mark for all non-rocket aircraft as well .