On the 70th anniversary of its 1928 nonstop flight from Ireland to Canada, the Bremen gathers a crowd of well-wishers in its namesake town in Germany.

The Long, Strange Saga of the <i>Bremen</i>

After 70 years in exile, the airplane that answered Lindbergh’s flight made a second Atlantic crossing.

At the dawn of the 19th century, balloon flight was still a novelty, and women aviators even more so. A few pioneers like Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin (depicted here during an 1802 flight in France) had been aloft. But as of October 1825, no American woman had flown.

The First Woman to Fly in America

In 1825, a balloonist named “Madame Johnson” took to the skies over New York. Who was she?

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