THIS MUSEUM-WALL ATTESTS TO THE PRIMARY AND PIONEERING
ROLE OF FRANCE IN OPENING THE SKY TO HUMANITY
Recipient of the Air and Space Medal in Europe in 2003
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At Felicity, California, USA, surprise gives way to admiration as one walks along the monument, first balloon, first human flight, first flight of heavier than air machine, (towed by a horse in 1856), first aerial observation, first aerial photo ( Daumier drawing), first mail by balloon, first dirigible, first pilot's licenses including those of Orville and Wilbur Wright, first helicopter, first seaplane, first aerial victory, the list goes on
A quote First class historic scholarship with the overall effect of a new art form the monument is designed for millennia.
Several panels link historic Franco-American friendship with reproductions of the actual licenses of Orville and Wilbur Wright (issued by France in 1909), the La Fayette Escadrille WWI panel, Lindbergh greeted by 100,000 French, and the 1865 drawings of Jules Verne forecasting "Only the Yankees, those great engineers, will travel to the moon" and correctly predicting Florida as the launch site. .
SKYWORLD ® conferences and exhibits take place from time to time (see calendar) at the World Commemorative Center ®,
Felicity, California, USA.
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|Phase of Project||Status|
|Selection of Committee||Completed 1998|
|Number of Museum Walls||One|
|Selection of Drawings||Completed 1999-2001|
|Editing of Text||Completed 1999-2001|
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