the wright brothers

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the wright brothers

Wilbur was born on April 16th, 1867 in Dayton,Ohio. Orville was born on August 19th, 1871 in Millville, Indiana.

Their mother's name was Susan Catherine Koerner and their father's name was Milton Wright.

They liked to build kites. Their father gave them a toy helicopter. Propellers helped the toys to fly and they built other toys like it.

The brothers opened a bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio in 1892. They sold and fixed bicycles.

Wilbur and Orville began making gliders in 1900. The brothers tested gliders in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The brothers watched how birds flew. Wilbur and Orville learned how to build better wings. They flew new gliders in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina from 1901-1902.

The brothers worked hard to make gliders fly farther. They tested more than 200 wing shapes!

The Wright Brothers wanted to build airplanes that could run by themselves. They built a gasoline engine that had two propellers. They put the engines on the airplane and named it The Flyer.

Orville flew the Flyer at Kitty Hawk in 1903. The airplane traveled 40 yards. Later, Wilbur flew the flyer and It went 284 yards!

They flew gliders as kites.

Sadly, Wilbur died on May 30th, 1912 in Dayton, Ohio. And Orville died on January 30th, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio.

The brothers' work helped make the airplanes we have today.

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers flew the first airplane we have ever seen. And made over 1,000 wing shapes so that the airplane could fly. If we didn't have the airplane to fly in, we couldn't fly the skies.

Here is a video about their airplane!!!!

Their favorite thing to do was to play with toy helicopters.

They also built bicycles.



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