For the aviation enthusiast, new features include "Arrivals and Departures," a blog specifically geared to the aviation community, a collection of Hartzell Propeller videos, and an illustrated company history timeline that dates back to the company's origins tied to Orville Wright
Washington, Apr 2 ( ANI ): A little-known 1948 contract between the estate of Orville Wright
and the Smithsonian has the museum legally bound to call the Wright brothers first in flight.
Named after the aviator Orville Wright
, Bart thought it appropriate to stuff his late cat and attach a specially-designed flying mechanism to him.
Wilbur and Orville Wright
may not have seemed obvious candidates to accomplish the first human flight.
The visit offered a chance to quiz Patrick on all manner of subjects, from his views on Wernher von Braun--'a decent man with a sense of humour'--to his meeting with Orville Wright
: 'Neil Armstrong and Orville Wright
never met, though they could have,' Patrick told us, clearly delighting in the historical possibilities of such an encounter.
He emphasizes their life stories over their achievements, and arranges profiles chronologically, which feature engineers from Western and Eastern Europe and the US, and include Pierre-Paul Riquet, Thomas Telford, John Rennie, Richard Trevithick, George Stephenson, Charles Babbage, John Ericsson, Gustave Eiffel, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Hertha Ayrton, Nikola Tesla, Heinrich Hertz, Wilbur and Orville Wright
, Wernher von Braun, and Edith Clarke.
The pilot, Orville Wright
, is severely injured in the crash but recovers.
She tells me that the actor who was taught to fly by his godfather, the pioneering aviator Orville Wright
, was Robert Cummings (1908-1990).
Wilbur Wright (1867-1912) and Orville Wright
(1871-1948) realized their dream of flight when they flew their airplane, the Flyer, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.
Today in 1908: Lieutenant Selfridge was killed on a test flight with Orville Wright
made the first controlled, sustained, power-driven free flight in a heavier-than-air machine.
Marx is an award-winning author of several children's books, including Touching the Sky: The Flying Adventures of Wilbur and Orville Wright
and Everglades Forever: Restoring America's Great Wetland.