The first Wright aeroplane, 1903.

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The first Wright aeroplane, 1903.

Replica. Orville Wright (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) made the world's first controlled and powered flights on 17th December 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers developed a flying machine and learnt to fly over several years using gliders before fitting an engine.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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20 October 2003 12:17
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Science Museum

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