The Wright Brothers' Challenge
|The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, were two American airmen. In 1903, they became the first people to fly a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft.|
The Wrights had to find out about the forces which keep an
aircraft in the air, and the forces which slow it down or
make it fall to earth. They found out how to control their
aircraft, so that it would go where they wanted it to. Soon,
they were flying in circles and figures of eight.
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