The inventor Wilbur Wright died at the age of 45. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Co-inventor and co-pilot of the first successful airplane, which he called a “flying machine.” His and his brother Orville’s planes were later used in WWI and set the stage for modern aviation.
He was the older of the two Wright Brothers. Neither he nor his brother Orville ever married.
I am an enthusiast, but not a crank in the sense that I have some pet theories as to the proper construction of a flying machine. I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then, if possible, add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who… looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space… on the infinite highway of the air.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.