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[21 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on Kite: When Human First Thought about Flying | 2,950 views]
Kite: When Human First Thought about Flying

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The earliest flying craft were the Chinese kite and rocket
– National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Thanks to the Americans for giving us the credit. The real origin of kite is hard to investigate now. Most historians believe that it was invented in China.

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The first kite was built with wood by philosopher and engineer Mozi (478 – 392 B.C.). He spent three years to build it, but only flied for a day before broken. Later people used bamboo or animal skin to …