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What Were You Doing on the Day of the First Flight?

Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The events of that historic day, December 17, 1903, are well recorded, including Orville Wright’s observations in his diary. Orville closed the entry with the mention … Continue reading

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A Journey of 4.5 Million Miles Began with 120 Feet

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher, 6th-5th c. BC Or, a journey of more than 4.5 million miles through space in 2002 began with a flight of 120 feet on the … Continue reading

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Wright Brothers Photos to be on CNN, Sunday, May 10

CNN will air an interview with author David McCullough talking about his new book, The Wright Brothers, this Sunday, May 10, on Fareed Zakaria GPS (Global Public Square). Photographs from the Wright Brothers Collection in Special Collections and Archives at … Continue reading

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