Invention of the Airplane
By Henry Jordan
Who invented the Airplane?
Wilbur and Orville Wright (named The Wright Brothers) originally started out with a bike company called Wright Bicycles. Between 1899 and 1905 the Wright brothers did aeronautical research, which led to experiments. They started out with simple gliders. Then, They decided to put a small gasoline powered internal combustion engine. This was known as the invention of the first practical airplane.
Where can this innovation be found?
The first airplane flight took place in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. As the airplane become better designed and built, it started to spread all over the world to be used as travel. Now you can find airplanes at every airport in the world and museums.
How did the invention of the airplane affect society?
The invention of the airplane has affected society by allowing people all over the world to travel to different countries and states faster. If the airplane was never invented, it would take much longer to travel long distances. For example, if you are traveling by car from North Carolina to California, this will take up to 37 hours. But by plane, if you are going non-stop, it will only take about 6 hours. By ship, usa to europe is about a week. But by plane, non stop from new york to london is 6 hours 40 mins. Space travel has also been invented too.
How has the innovation of the airplane changed over time?
The airplane has changed overtime a lot. Because of the invention of the airplane, jets have been invented. Jets travel up to speeds of 700 mph. However, actual planes haven't changed a lot. Sure, they have navigation and they are more powerful. But they still use the same type of internal combustion engine. Also, without the creation of the airplane, we wouldn't have space flights.
How have technology and innovation changed the course of American history as well as lives of individual citizens?
Technology and innovation changed the course of American History and citizens by providing us with technology that makes transportation faster, communication easier, and overall made our country stronger.
How did the rapid expansion of industry impact the daily lives and decision making of people across the United States?
Overall, cities grew and developed. However, immigration increased.
The Wright Brothers
On the left you see Wilbur Wright, and the right is Orville Wright
This was the first successful airplane that the Wright Brothers made.
Jets couldn't have been created without the invention of the airplane.