The Wright Brothers

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“We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity” (Wright). This is exactly what the Wright Brothers had done in 1899, they have investigated whatever aroused their curiosity. The Wrights Brothers; Wilbur born in 1867 and Orville born in 1871, they invented the first airplane that is controlled by man. They were inspired in 1878, when their father gave them a toy helicopter that had a rubber band connected to make it fly (“Wright Brothers”), something so simplicity sparked their curiosity. Before they were experimenting with planes they owned their own newspaper; West Side News, also owned a bike shop in 1892 until 1896 (“Wright Brothers”), they always thought about experimenting with planes, but didn’t really know how to start, in the back of the shop they would write in their journals about their theories and wrote letters to their parents. The brothers started researching about airplanes in 1899, learning how they worked by reading books, Wilbur experimented once with a rectangular box when he squeezed the opposing corners, it made a helicoidal twist and something so simple triggered the brothers to start experimenting with their first glider in 1900 (“Road to Kitty Hawk, The”). In 1901, was the beginning of big ideas when they changed the structure of their aircrafts. The first plane they flew that was successful was invented in 1903 called

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