Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

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Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » December 16th, 2015, 5:31 pm

Tomorrow is the 112th anniversary of an event which changed the world. Orville and Wilbur Wright performed the first heavier-than-air, self-propelled, maneuverable and piloted flight in North Carolina.

Tomorrow at 12pm CST on NASA-TV1 and NASA-TV2 there will be a live STEM in 30 broadcast from the Smithsonian entitled "The Wright Brothers".

More information:
http://wright.nasa.gov/

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Re: Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » December 25th, 2015, 7:13 pm

The Smithsonian presentation "The Wright Brothers" will be rebroadcast tonight at 10:30pm, tomorrow at 1:30am, Sunday at 10:30pm and Monday at 1:30am (on NASA-TV1 and NASA-TV2).

More information:
http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

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Re: Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » January 2nd, 2016, 6:16 pm

The STEM in 30 program "The Wright Brothers" will be rebroadcast tomorrow at 1:30am on NASA-TV1 and NASA-TV2. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's interactive feature "The Invention of the Aerial Age" has some nice reproduced photos and back history.

More information:
http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/w ... rs/online/

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Re: Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » December 22nd, 2017, 9:03 pm

"The Airplane's Family Tree" is a new STEM-in-30 program. It is presented by Smithsonian and will air on NASA-TV1 at the following Central Standard times...
Saturday 23 December = 12pm, 5pm
Sunday 24 December = 1pm, 7pm
Monday 25 December = 8am, 2pm, 7pm

More information:
https://airandspace.si.edu/events/airpl ... rs-today-0

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Re: Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » April 17th, 2018, 7:03 pm

On Sunday 22 April at 2pm CDT the Goodwood Library (7711 Goodwood Boulevard, 231-3750) will host a "History of Flight" event. Jim Slade, a former science correspondent for ABC News, will present. He has covered the American space program for decades. Slade will be joined by actress Betty Geiger-Darst, who will portray Katherine Wright (sister of Orville and Wilbur).

More information:
https://blog.ebrpl.com/2018/04/13/one-b ... of-flight/
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/ab ... slade.html

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Re: Wright Brothers' First Flight, 17 December 1903

Post by Christopher K. » April 23rd, 2018, 1:52 pm

The 22 April presentation at the Goodwood Library was excellent. It was introduced by Mary Stein; about thirty patrons arrived. Ms. Geiger-Darst was very effective as Katherine Wright and had a lot of informative and fascinating biographical nuggets about Orville, Wilbur, the other two brothers, the mother and father, and their dealings with the public following the fame of the invention.

Jim Slade was incredible in his recounting of the lives of such greats as Lindbergh, Earhart, Bessie Smith, Wiley Post, Yeager and others. I mentioned during the Q&A that I agreed with his opinion that a Moonbase would be invaluable in our pursuit of a Martian visit.

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