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Title

First flight

Creator

John T. Daniels

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Item Identifier Number

ms1_16_2_9

Creation Date

12-17-1903

Collection

MS-1: Wright Brothers Collection

Description

First controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight. Orville is piloting the Wright 1903 Flyer while Wilbur is running and watching the take off. The Wrights cited the duration of the flight as about 12 seconds.

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_9; Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; First powered flight; Kill Devil Hills (N.C.); Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Flight; Wright 1903 Flyer; Benches; Launch rail; Battery boxes; Gasoline cans; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Shovels; Take off; Two-wheeled truck; Footprints

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