On July 21, 1969, the first steps of a man on the Moon were watched live by hundreds of millions of people around the world. In contrast, 66 years earlier, an event of such great importance for humanity at that time was watched on the spot by only very few people and known by another few who read this telegram: "Success/ four flights Thursday morning all against twenty-one mile wind/ started from level with engine power alone/ average speed through air thirty-one miles/ longest 57 ...

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