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.
17, 1908, while flying as a passenger with Orville Wright
, he became the first person to die in an aircraft accident.
He was a passenger with Orville Wright
at Fort Myer, Virginia, when the plane nose-dived into the ground.
** Deaths included FDR, Henry Ford, Babe Ruth, and Orville Wright
They include two on the construction characteristics of the Wright flyer, one by Orville Wright
on his decision to send the original flyer to the British Museum, and one giving the assembly instructions for the 1903 Wright airplane.
Darwin was unquestionably a great pioneer, but he should not be expected to have the last word, any more than Orville Wright
should have been expected to design the stealth bomber.
Eppler found this principle epitomized in the partnership of Wilbur and Orville Wright
piloted the prototype for the Army, taking several members of the acceptance committee aloft to show off the capabilities of the airplane.
Wright connections: Wilbur and Orville Wright
's father, Milton Wright, spent three years in Oregon before he married and had children.
Wilbur and Orville Wright
ran a printing shop and a bicycle shop before 1903.
Their job is to write a brief newspaper article or a letter to Wilbur and Orville Wright
. Each article or letter should be titled "A Letter From the Future." In their article or letter they must explain the rapid development of aviation, especially what commercial aviation--and space exploration--is like 100 years after the Wright brothers' first powered flight.