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Wright Brothers National Memorial | by Will.Moneymaker
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Wright Brothers National Memorial

Both Orville and Wilbur were involved in many aircraft crashes during their experiments, though neither one of them was ever seriously injured. Eventually, they were able to get the public interested in what they were doing when they agreed to do demonstrations of manned flight in France and Washington, D.C. in 1908 and 1909. This brought a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for the purchase of the brothers' aircraft, newspaper attention around the world, and permanent fame in the imaginations of the people around the world.

 

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Uploaded on April 19, 2018