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About Orville Wright
Orville Wright, one of The Wright brothers, was an American aviator and inventor.
In 1903, they both invented the world's first successful airplane. They made possible the first powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. Their breakthrough was the three-axis control, which still remains standard on fixed-wing aircrafts of all kinds.
His Personal Life
He was never married. His brother was never married, either. They had a shop with printing presses, bicycles and motors. There, they gained the mechanical skills, that later became essential for their success and inventions. He also served NACA for 28 years. He died in 1948, 36 years after his brother, Wilbur.
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Famous quotes by Orville Wright
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.Orville Wright
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.Orville Wright
The course of the flight up and down was exceedingly erratic, partly due to the irregularity of the air, and partly to lack of experience in handling this machine. The control of the front rudder was difficult on account of its being balanced too near the center.Orville Wright
With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.Orville Wright
Orville Wright's Popularity
Orville Wright was a famous American aviator and inventor, who was born on August 19, 1871. As a person born on this date, Orville Wright is listed in our database as the 7th most popular celebrity for the day (August 19) and the 1st most popular for the year (1871).
People born on August 19 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Orville Wright is the 142nd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Orville Wright's birthday, Orville Wright is the 996th most famous American.
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