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The Wright Brothers

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:43 AM

Wright Brothers' plane Wright Brothers' plane (TimothyJ/flickr)

104 years ago this week, Wilbur and Orville Wright managed to coax their spruce biplane off the North Carolina sand for twelve seconds, and those twelve seconds started a revolution in flight. We examine the human desire to fly, and how getting flight changed us.

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Comments [3]

Alexandra from Recife - PE, Brasil

no, it was not. In fact, it was Alberto Santos-Dumont.

Apr. 22 2014 04:16 PM
Fede from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lovely use of the Solaris OST.

Sep. 09 2012 04:04 PM
Christopher Soltis from Stratford, CT

1901 - Gustave Whitehead The True pioneer of Flight

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustave_Whitehead

Jun. 18 2012 02:16 PM

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