Technology - Transportation

The history of aviation

The animation offers a summary of the history of aviation from the Middle Ages.

Voyager space probes

The Voyager space probes were the first man-made objects to leave the Solar System. They gather data about outer space and carry information about humanity.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

The range of applications of unmanned aerial vehicles ('drones') keeps growing.

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.

Maglev Trains

One of the most modern means of transportation is the Maglev, capable of traveling at speeds of over 400 km/h (248.6 mph).

Moon landing: July 20, 1969

Neil Armstrong, one of the crew members of Apollo 11 was the first man to set foot on the Moon.

Hot-air balloon (18th century)

The French Montgolfier brothers were the first pioneers of flying.

Highway design and construction

We can travel on dual carriageways on the highway.

Yuri Gagarin’s journey to outer space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space on April 12, 1961.

Titanic (1912)

RMS Titanic was the largest passenger ship at the beginning of the 20th century.

Environmentally friendly vehicles

Combining a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system reduces emission.

Construction of cars

This animations demonstrates the exterior and interior construction of cars, as well as their operation.

BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T steam locomotive

A type of steam locomotives used by British Railways were manufactured in the 1950s.

Airbus A380 (2005)

The double-decked, wide-bodied passenger aircraft can carry more then 500 passengers.

Formula 1 racing car

Formula 1 is the highest class and most popular type of motor racing.

Apollo 15 mission (Lunar Rover)

The animation shows the two-seater Lunar Rover used in the Apollo 15 mission

Patent-Motorwagen (Karl Benz, 1886)

The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is widely regarded as the first vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine.

ISS

The International Space Station is a habitable satellite built with the cooperation of 16 countries.

Wright Flyer I (1903)

The Wright Flyer was the first successful powered, heavier-than-air aircraft, designed and built by the Wright brothers.

TGV POS train

The train operates between Paris and southern Germany, its cruise speed is 320 km/h (199 mph).

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