Wright Brothers

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Wright Brothers

Two brothers who are credited with inventing the airplane. The Wright brothers developed a way for a pilot to control a motor-powered flying machine. This invention revolutionized transportation, trade, warfare and myriad other businesses. Wilbur Wright lived from 1867 to 1912. Orville Wright lived from 1871 to 1948.
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The notion of flight first captivated Wilbur and Orville Wright through an unlikely prop: a spinning toy that could fly up to 50 feet in the air, which their father brought home as a gift in 1878 when they were about 11 and 7 years old.
Their job is to write a brief newspaper article or a letter to Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Dayton, Ohio - the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright - has begun celebrating the 100th anniversary of the brothers' first flight.
The first recipients were fliers Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1909.
4 - Wilbur and Orville Wright fly the first powered plane, 1903.
Cycle repairers Wilbur and Orville Wright built the first plane after attaching wings to a bike.
Morse and his telegraph to Wilbur and Orville Wright and their airplane and beyond.
But Wilbur and Orville Wright decided to go ahead, and the rest is history.
WPAFB has a rich aviation heritage and is a leader in military aviation development from the time of airplane inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright, to today's aerospace age.
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center - like every institution dedicated to air and space research - owes not only a debt but its very existence to Wilbur and Orville Wright,'' said Bob Meyer, Dryden's acting deputy director, in an e-mail to the center's staff.
This image dramatically portrays the 1903 achievement by Wilbur and Orville Wright.