Wright Flyer
1903 Wright Flyer, the first airplane. Click on thumbnail to load larger image.
The 1903 Wright Flyer in its centennial display at the National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 2004.
1903 Wright Flyer, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 2001.
1903 Wright Flyer, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1999.
1903 Wright Flyer above Apollo 11 command capsule Columbia, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1999.
Milestones of flight, clockwise from top, the X-1 that broke the sound barrier, the X-15 rocket plane that flew at Mach 6, the Wright Flyer, the Apollo 11 command capsule Columbia, a replica of the Viking Mars lander, and the Spirit of St. Louis, National Air and Space Museum, Washington, 1999.

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