One hundred and six years ago today, man achieved controlled powered flight. The two bicycle mechanics pushed their ideas in the air and a new age for man was born.
Their first flights were really short, and at first read don't seem like much. Twelve seconds? Alert the Media? But try to jump up in the air and stay up longer than a split second. Yeah. Doesn't work.
It is hard to believe that in under 100 years we went from Kitty Hawk to the moon. And now, a little over 100 years after the first flight, we can travel in space and glide back down. Did you realize that the space shuttle is simply a glider?
Thank you Wilbur and Orville for being persistent. Thank you for all of those who came after them to build on their ideas and designs.