During the Middle Ages Asia had become home to some of the most advanced civilizations on Earth. These civilizations flourished while much of Western Europe was swallowed up in chaos, war, and poverty. As Europe declined, Asia excelled.
Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.
In 1783 Marquis d''Arlandes And Pilatre de Rozier became the first humans to fly. They used a hot air balloon, which kept them in the air for about 20 minutes.