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The Wright Brothers

Wilbur and Orville Wright revolutionized transportation when they became the first men to achieve powered flight. Through planning, ingenuity, and more than a little bravery, the Wright Brothers threw open the doors to unimagined mobility and international commerce.

Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!

Did You Know?

699Mpassengers on US domestic flights alone in the year 2016

1903The year Orville and Wilbur first achieved powered and controlled flight with the Wright Flyer

4flights the Wright Flyer made on December 17, 1903 (it was damaged after the fourth flight and never flew again)

1time the brothers flew together on the same plane (their father feared he could lose both sons at the same time in the event of an accident)

0high school diplomas between the two brothers

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