The Wright Brothers  - The Invention of the Aerial Age
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Who Were Wilbur and Orville? Inventing a Flying Machine The Aerial Age Begins
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On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard.

December 2003 will mark the 100th Anniversary of this historic and groundbreaking achievement. Learn how two small town businessmen invented a technology that would define the 20th century.
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