The mention of airplanes is found throughout Vedic literature; The Rig Veda, one of the oldest documents known to mankind includes references to the following modes of transportation:
Kaara – a vehicle that operates on ground and in water. (Rig Veda 9.14.1)
Jalayan – a vehicle designed to operate in air and water. (Rig Veda 6.58.3)
Tritala – a vehicle consisting of three stores. (Rig Veda 3.14.1)
Trichakra Ratha – a three-wheeled vehicle designed to operate in the air. (Rig Veda 4.36.1)
Vidyut Ratha – a vehicle that operates on power. (Rig Veda 3.14.1)
Vaayu Ratha – a gas or wind-powered chariot. (Rig Veda 5.41.6)
Also, in the Indian classic ‘Mahabharata’, one of the oldest books in the world, we have mentions of a flying chariot with the sides of iron and clad with wings’ – The Vimana.
The Ramayana describes these machines as a double deck circular aircraft with portholes and a dome. They flew with the “speed of the wind” and gave forth a “melodious sound”.
The vimana could stop and remain motionless in the sky or flew so high above the clouds that the pilots could see the oceans like a little river from above.
The vimanas were kept in “vimana griha” or hangars. They were propelled by a yellowish-white liquid and employed for warfare, travel or sport.
As described in the text and translated by Dutt, Manatha Nath :
“The Pushpaka Vimana that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravana; that aerial and excellent Vimana going everywhere at will … that chariot resembling a bright cloud in the sky … and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent chariot at the command of the Raghira, rose up into the higher atmosphere.’”
Many think they were talking about ancient UFOs, others say is pure myth.
Still, not only these are precise descriptions of machines, but one can also find an astonishing resemblance in the new NASA vehicle , Dragon, launched by SpaceX.