The Unlikely Inventors
The Smithsonian's Tom Crouch explains why the Wright brothers succeeded where so many others failed.
The First Reporter
Amazingly, the first accurate coverage of the Wrights' earliest flights appeared in an obscure journal for beekeepers.
Pilot the 1903 Flyer
In this clickable illustration of the first airplane, see how the Wright brothers solved the problem of steering.
and Wing Designs
See how a plane achieves enough lift to take off and how airfoil shapes affect the way a plane flies.
Building Wright Replicas
View a collection of photos taken during the reconstruction of original Wright brothers aircraft.
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NOVA News Minute
Watch a news clip related to NOVA's "Wright Brothers' Flying Machine" program.
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