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September/October 2003

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September/October 2003

Heroes of the Sky

The Wright brothers' twelve-second flight at Kitty Hawk launches the aerial age.

By Janis Johnson

Volume 24, Issue 5

In a test at Kitty Hawk in October 1902, Orville Wright and Dan Tate launch a glider with Wilbur Wright as the pilot. With the flight a success, the brothers return to Dayton, Ohio, to develop a propeller and engine for the next step, a flying machine.

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