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2013-06-10 07:59:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government. Orville and Wilbur Wright are historically known as the first to successfully take powered flight, taking their Wright Flyer into the skies around Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. However, the Connecticut Senate on Wednesday (June 5) passed a bill that essentially strips that title away from the...

Contract Proving Wright Brothers Were First To Fly Called Into Question
2013-04-02 08:17:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Wright Flyer, also known as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer, was the first successful powered aircraft to fly, achieving the feat on December 17, 1903. The plane was designed and built by the Wright brothers and it was flown four times near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. According to the US Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum, which houses the infamous plane, they describe the aircraft as ““¦the first...

2008-09-24 12:00:23

By CHRIS KAHN CUTLINES U.S. Army Signal Corps troops surrounded the wreckage of a crashed plane to recover pilot Orville Wright and his passenger, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, on Sept. 17, 1908, in Fort Myer, Va. The plane crashed during a demonstration flight, and Selfridge, an early Army aviator, died from his injuries. Associated Press The U.S. Army Signal Corps' flight ended in tragedy. PHOENIX -- It was called an "aeroplane," but the contraption Orville Wright piloted on Sept. 17,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.