Monday, April 2, 2018

A brief history of industrial transportation. Sci fi authors in the early 20th century may be forgiven for thinking that rapid progress would continue and humanity would be on the Moon or Saturn by the late 20th century...
circa 7,000 B.C. - The land sledge is invented.
circa 5,000 B.C. - The horse-drawn wagon is invented.
1813 A.D. - The first steam-powered freight locomotive is invented.
1895 A.D. - The first gasoline-powered truck is invented.
1914 A.D. - First air freight flight.
1957 A.D. - First orbital flight to deliver freight (Sputnik).

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