One hundred years of Aviation Week. One hundred years of flight. To mark that, we offer—in no particular order—100 technologies, innovations and novel schemes that made aviation and spaceflight possible, practical and useful. And we present a few ideas that are making a comeback or might advance flight in the future. Two technology thrusts that continue to reshape aerospace—materials and computers—began to have a major impact in the 1950s and '60s. ...


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