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The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903

The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur…

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur…

In 1903, The Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered and controlled aircraft. | #tbt

In 1903, The Wright brothers were the first to fly in a powered and controlled aircraft. | #tbt

December 17, 1903: One of only two photographs taken of the original 1903 Wright Flyer in the air, this photo captures Orville Wright piloting the airplane during the third of four flights that day.

December 17, 1903: One of only two photographs taken of the original 1903 Wright Flyer in the air, this photo captures Orville Wright piloting the airplane during the third of four flights that day.

Ruth Law. Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21. First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.

Ruth Law. Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21. First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.

First Flight - The world changed at 10:35 AM, on December 17, 1903 on the north side of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was at that moment that the Wright Brother’s "Wright Flyer", with Orville Wright at the controls, lifted off in sustained, controlled flight.

First Flight - The world changed at 10:35 AM, on December 17, 1903 on the north side of Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was at that moment that the Wright Brother’s "Wright Flyer", with Orville Wright at the controls, lifted off in sustained, controlled flight.

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