At 10:34 on the windy morning of December 17, Orville Wright piloted an aircraft for a distance of 120 feet in twelve seconds.
Wilbur Wright followed, reaching 175 feet in the same amount of time. Orville’s second flight reached 200 feet in 15 seconds.
On the last flight of the day, Wilbur flew 852 feet in just under one minute. On this day, 105 years ago, the Wright brothers' ascent changed the world.
In honor of Wright Brothers Day which celebrates the first successful flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wired has posted archival footage of the Wright Brothers flying their Wrig... Read Post
image credit The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, were the first pilots to have a successful manned flight, when they flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in December of 1903. Although many believe the Wright broth... Read Post