The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age

Orville's mandolin. 200 intricately carved wing shapes. One surviving wingtip. These artifacts in the Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age online exhibit offer rich details and personal insights into the Wright brothers' lives. Begin exploring and learn more about the Wright brothers.


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From Kitty Hawk to the Moon in One Lifetime
Gift of the U.S. Air Force Museum
To symbolically link the first airplane flight with the first human exploration of another celestial body, a sample of wood and fabric from the Wright Flyer was carried to the surface of the Moon by the crew of Apollo 11 in 1969.
1903 Wright Flyer Fabric Taken to Moon Apollo 11

 

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