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Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.


View Resource The Wright Brothers in Photographs

Hosted by the History and Archival Collections database of the OhioLINK Digital Media Center (DMC), this collection of digital images comes from Wright State University Libraries' Wright Brothers Collection. This online exhibit currently contains 408 entries, provides coverage of the Wrights' early inventive period (documenting their experimental gliders and flight testing in both North Carolina...
View Resource AIAA Wright Flyer Project

December 17, 2003 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Wright Brothers' successful flight into the history books. In honor of the famous achievement, the Los Angeles section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics started the Wright Flyer Project. The goal of the project, which began almost twenty years ago, is to build a replica of the Wright Flyer that is identical to the...
View Resource The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers

On May 13, 1900, Wilbur Wright composed a letter that would later prove to be one of the most important in the history of science, and certainly within the development of the quest of humans to achieve flight. This letter to Octave Chanute (a wealthy businessman and engineer) began thusly: "For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man." This legendary piece...
View Resource NASA: Re-Living the Wright Way

At this website, NASA provides users with many pages discussing the science of the Wright Brothers' aircraft as well as information that has been discovered since 1905. Physics students can find lots of materials on fundamental concepts such as Newton's laws, equilibrium, thermodynamics, basic aerodynamics, and power. The website features interactive sections to educate people about lift, drag,...