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Title

First flight

Creator

John T. Daniels

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Item Identifier Number

ms1_16_2_10

Creation Date

12-17-1903

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

The first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. Orville Wright is piloting the Wright 1903 Flyer while Wilbur runs beside and watches the take off. Note on reverse in Orville Wright's handwriting: "The start of the first flight in the history of the world Dec. 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Wind 27 miles per hour. Total weight including operator 750 lbs. Motor 12 h.p. Speed through the air 30 miles per hour."

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type

Image

Media Type

Photographic print, black and white

Permissions

Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.

Date Digital

9-7-2000

Digitization Specification

AGFA DuoScan T2000XL


Keywords

ms1_16_2_10; Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Footprints; Kill Devil Hills (N.C.); Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Battery boxes; Wright 1903 Flyer; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; First powered flight; Launch rail; Take off; Benches; Two-wheeled truck; Flight; Gasoline cans; Shovels

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