Period 4 science, By:Maria Knoll

The Inventors, Wilbur and Orville Wright

  • Wilbur was born on April 16, 1867 and Orville was born on August 19, 1871
  • They were actually born in two different places, Wilbur: Indiana, Orville: Ohio
  • In 1909 they formed the American Wright Company
  • Orville flew the first successful airplane and it lasted 12 seconds
  • Wilbur made his first successful flight that lasted 59 seconds

The Invention, The Airplane

  • SR-71 Blackbird was the worlds fastest manned jet airplane
  • There are approximately 29,000 flights a day
  • A space shuttle rode piggyback on a Boeing 747
  • Flying is safer than driving, because you have a trained pilot or "driver"
  • In a airplane crash you have a more chance to live by staying calm the first 90 seconds of it

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