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The Wright Brothers' Challenge

The Wright Brothers

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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