On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright made the first heavier-than-air, machine-powered flight in the history of the world.
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First Flight Society
Image gallery, chronology, photos, and news on the organization's activities.
How We Made the First Flight
HTML e-text of an account written by Orville Wright, with photos. Hosted by AeroWeb.
The Wright Brothers - The Invention of the Aerial Age
Inventors of the first human flying machine. Page topics include family history, contemporary aeronautic discoveries, and details about the construction of the machine.
NPR : The Forgotten Wright
Katherine Wright is the third, unsung Wright sibling. Some historians say that without her, the famous pioneers of flight might not have gotten off the ground. Yet Orville tried to keep her contributions out of the newspapers and history books. Harriet Baskas tells us why. Part of the series 'Hidden Treasures.' [5:25 Realaudio broadcast] (October 15, 2003)
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