19 Mar '13, 3pm

Were the Wright Brothers really first in flight? - Mother Nature Network

Were the Wright Brothers really first in flight? - Mother Nature Network

Few things say "staple of American history" like the names Orville and Wilbur Wright, the brothers who have long held the honor of building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. Yet like with so many other inventions throughout history, rumblings are rampant that those credited were not actually the first to make a particular discovery. In the case of the first human flight, the name Gustave Whitehead has been tossed around by aviation historians for years as the rightful owner of the Wrights' legacy. At the heart of the matter is an article in the Bridgeport Herald of Connecticut describing how Whitehead, a German immigrant, flew for half a mile at an altitude of 50 feet on Aug. 14, 1901. Compelling on the surface? Indeed. But witnesses were few, some of them recanted and some called Whi...

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Army’s first iPad e-book ready for download

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