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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4 - Wilbur and Orville Wright fly the first powered plane, 1903.
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But Wilbur and Orville Wright decided to go ahead, and the rest is history.
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Tom Crouch, Senior Curator of the Division of Aeronautics at the National Air and Space Museum, is the author of the highly acclaimed biography of the Wright brothers, The Bishop's Boys: A Life of Wilbur and Orville Wright. This handbook serves two purposes: it is a condensed version of Crouch's earlier work that focuses on the development of the airplane, and it is guide to national parks and other sites that commemorate the Wrights' work.
The ceremony takes place on the 100th anniversary of Wilbur and Orville Wright's first-ever flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C.
The progress and deaths of Lilienthal and Pilcher and the experiments of Chanute and Langley became matters of increasing curiosity--ultimately an obsession--for Wilbur and Orville Wright in their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio.
Dayton, Ohio - the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright - has begun celebrating the 100th anniversary of the brothers' first flight.
usa: A week-long celebration honouring the 100th anniversary of the first flight by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright - next Wednesday - opened yesterday at the Wright Brothers National Memorial Park in North Carolina.