From the Gilgamesh Epic

Based on Enkidus' witness report, he flew in the noble claws of an eagle:
"He spoke to me: Look down to the land! And the land was like a mountain,
and the sea was a small body of water. And he flew higher again,
for four hours, and said to me: Look down to the land!
How does it look? Look at the sea! How does it look?
And the earth was like a garden, and the sea like the stream of a gardener.
And he flew higher for another four hours and said: Look down to the land!
How does it look? Look at the sea! How does it look?
And the land looked like a gruel, and the sea like a water trough."

How much fantasy must one have in order to realistically describe the view
of earth from the perspective of a space traveler, just like how
this epic reports thousands of years ago? Naturally this narration is purely a spiritual discovery (dream) in the eyes of science and has nothing to do with a factual report.

A further primeval flight guest was the biblical Abraham,
as he described his experiences:

"And it happened at sunset, there was smoke, like smoke >from an oven...
So he carried me to the limits of the fire flames. Then we climbed up,
like with many winds, into heaven, if that was the firmament."

When he arrived in the "city of the gods", he reports:

"But I wished to fall back to earth. The high location,
on which we stood, soon stood upright, soon turned itself downwards.
The stars were sometimes above, sometimes below."

A classical description of the impressions of how space habitats are developed,
that were already designed on the drawing board by NASA.
Future orbital stations in the form of huge wheels that rotate on their own axis
and can create an artificial gravity. But even these developments were already
anticpated by early history, and such space cities in the form on huge wheels were unequivocal described in the old Indian texts (Mahabharata and Ramyana).

Index of Mahabharata (german, H.Jacobi)