Tag Archives: flight

Apr 21

Look Inside the Gemini 7 Space Capsule

Take a 3-D look inside the Gemini 7 Space Capsule that’s on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum: LINK 1- http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/multimedia/vr/?passthrough=/files/360/interior/A19680273000_1 LINK 2- http://www.davidpalermophotography.com/HD360/Gemini7/gemini7a.html Here is what it looks like on the outside: http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19680273000 And here is … Read More

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Dec 17

Wright Brothers’ First Airplane Flight in 1903

It’s the 112th anniversary of the world’s first successful heavier-than-air powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright! The test flights of the “Wright Flyer” took place at Kill Devil Hills, about four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on … Read More

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Nov 09

Aviation History Month: The Wright Brothers

“I am convinced that human flight is possible and practical.” –Wilbur Wright, 1899 Since earliest times, people watched birds soaring overhead and wished they could fly too. Three thousand years before the birth of Christ, artists in ancient Egypt painted … Read More

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Nov 18

National Aviation History Month

The month of November has been designated National Aviation History Month. If you are a homeschool parent, a teacher, or someone who works with children, this is a great teaching opportunity for exploring and celebrating America’s great contributions and achievements in … Read More

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Nov 12

November is Aviation History Month

Since the beginning of history, people watched birds soaring overhead and wished they could fly too. Aviation history refers to the history of development of mechanical flight — from the earliest attempts in kites and gliders to powered heavier-than-air, supersonic … Read More

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Aug 19

Happy National Aviation Day!

Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first flight, December 17, 1903, at Kittyhawk, North Carolina (they flew at an altitude of 10 feet, and a distance of 120 feet). U.S. Air Force photo. Wilbur and Orville Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented … Read More

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Aug 16

Wilbur Wright’s Birthday

Wilbur and Orville Wright aka the Wright Brothers invented and flew the first airplane. Wilbur Wright was born on August 16, 1867, and his brother Orville was born on August 19, 1871. Read their bios at http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_wrightbros.html The sons of … Read More

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