Collage 2020-04-04 Wright Brothers

Collage 2020-04-04 Wright Brothers

“If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance.”Orville Wright

The Wright brothers – Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) – were two American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer on December 17, 1903, 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904–05, the brothers developed their flying machine to make longer-running and more aerodynamic flights with the Wright Flyer II, followed by the first truly practical fixed-wing aircraft, the Wright Flyer III. The Wright brothers were also the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

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Collage 04.04.2020 Wright Brüder

“Wenn wir davon ausgehen würden, dass das, was als wahr akzeptiert wird, wirklich wahr ist, dann gibt es wenig Hoffnung auf Fortschritt.“Orville Wright

Die Brüder Wright, auch Gebrüder Wright genannt, Wilbur Wright (* 16. April 1867 in Millville, Indiana; † 30. Mai 1912 in Dayton, Ohio) und Orville Wright (* 19. August 1871 in Dayton, Ohio; † 30. Januar 1948 ebenda) waren US-amerikanische Pioniere der Luftfahrt, die zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts Flüge mit Gleitflugzeugen und schließlich gesteuerte Flüge mit einem von einem Motor angetriebenen Flugzeug (Motorflugzeug) absolvierten.


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