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Good News in History, December 17

115 years ago today, the Wright Brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a motorized, heavier-than-air vehicle piloted by Orville in the Wright...

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On This Day in History

Good News in History, December 17

115 years ago today, the Wright Brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a motorized, heavier-than-air vehicle piloted by Orville in the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. During the next two years, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. WATCH film footage from that day... (1903)