To Air...is Human
On any day, at any airport, in any city, people fly. Many people experience their "first" flight as a child or young adult. For some people, flying has become routine. Stop for a moment and consider the wonder. How can an aircraft, loaded with people and cargo, possibly fly? Nearly one hundred years ago, two brothers from Ohio first tried to answer that question. In 1901, Orville and Wilbur Wright tried to fly their first aircraft. The design, however, was not successful. While the craft did achieve liftoff, it worked only as a glider. After the failed flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they realized that it was foolish to build full size models for testing.
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History, Technology And Civilization, United States History, History
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