Powering Flight Innovation | NASA Glenn Research Center

[ MUSIC ]>>ON DECEMBER 17TH, 1903, TWO BROTHERS FROM DAYTON, OHIO WOULD ALTER HUMAN HISTORY FOREVER. ON THAT DAY, WILBUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT FLEW THEIR WOODEN AND CANVAS MACHINE OFF THE SANDY DUNES IN KITTYHAWK, NORTH CAROLINA, BECOMING THE FIRST TO FLIGHT. HEAVY EXPERIMENTATIONS WITH GLIDERS, LIKE ADVANCEMENTS IN ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES, CONTROLS, AND AERODYNAMICS, PROVIDED…