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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 detailed glimpses of the Wright family revealed in the first pages of David McCullough's superb new book, The Wright Brothers, give more personal information than most of us can claim to know about aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.
By the early 1890s, as Crouch observes, "ten years before their serious involvement with the airplane, the Wright brothers were already demonstrating their extraordinary ability to imagine a complex machine and envision how such a machine might function.
Refuting prevailing assumptions, the Wright brothers identified control and balance as their "tyrant"--the primary obstacles to manned flight.
The successful flight of the first Wright Flyer was the culmination of years of experimentation by the Wright brothers.
17, 1908 that the Wright Brothers first introduced us to a new invention that would change the conduct of warfare in the 20th century.
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Dave Widauf, an associate professor at USU's College of Engineering, saw that vision become a modern reality after asking himself what the Wright brothers would have done if they had access to today's technology.
Did you know that before the Wright brothers flew the first airplane in 1903, they dreamed of doing it when they were 7 and 11 years old?
In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers First Flight, ten collegiate teams took to the skies and attempted three hang gliding flights each with wings they designed and constructed from paper materials, including corrugated paperboard or linerboard.
We now recognize that trees are also historians of a sort," project director Jeff Meyer says, the last living witnesses of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address; the flight of the Wright brothers, and the birth of the Constitution.
Originally wanting to join the cavalry after graduation from West Point, he later was taught to fly by the Wright brothers and was a protege of Billy Mitchell.