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Picture of the Wright brothers flying the first powered aircraft
December 17, 2021

First Flight

The Wright brothers made the first powered flight on this day in 1903. Orville manned the plane, lying on his stomach to reduce wind resistance, while Wilbur ran alongside. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered about 120 feet.
U.S. Army Air Service, Nat Geo Image Collection

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