Right the First Time (Wright Brothers)
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In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright, two brothers from Dayton, OH, became the first people to fly a heavier than air, power controlled machine, known as the Wright Flyer. This did not simply happen overnight. The brothers had been tinkering with the idea of flight off and on since childhood. They were mechanically inclined young men who were inspired by the efforts of others. On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first sustained, controlled flights in a powered aircraft, kicking off the Age of Aviation.