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Rotating 220 miles (354 km) above Earth is the International Space Station, where Boeing provides a safe environment for more than 200 experiments.

Celebrate 100 years of Boeing with 100 Days of learning. Join us as we explore the world of aerospace with free educational materials.

Celebrate 100 years of Boeing with 100 Days of learning. Join us as we explore the world of aerospace with free educational materials.

FlightSafety International announces that Nancy Ritter has been promoted to Manager of the FlightSafety Learning Center in Orlando, Florida. She replaces Trent Corcia who has joined FlightSafety’s marketing department as a Product Director. “Nancy is most deserving of her promotion to Manager of the Orlando Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “She […]

More than 500 of the company’s 2,150 current team members are military veterans. That’s roughly 24% of the Duncan Aviation workforce. “Duncan Aviation actively recruits veterans because their exceptional experience aligns well with our high-quality reputation and core values,” says Jennifer Monroe, Duncan Aviation’s Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist. “We work very closely with military organizations […]

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The site has been completely revamped in order to become more customer focused, allowing easier and a more targeted connection with DAS and their expansive suite of services. The focus is on connecting, giving our customers the most up to date […]

Wright brothers , American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who achieved the first powered, sustained, and controlled airplane flight (1903). Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867, near Millville, Indiana, U.S.—May 30, 1912, Dayton, Ohio) and his brother Orville Wright (August 19, 1871, Dayton—January 30, 1948, Dayton) also built and flew the first fully practical airplane (1905).

Wilbur and Orville were the sons of Milton Wright, an ordained minister of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ , and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright, whom Milton had met while he was training for the ministry and while Susan was a student at a United Brethren college in Hartsville, Indiana . Two boys, Reuchlin (1861–1920) and Lorin (1862–1939), were born to the couple before Wilbur was born on a farm near Millville. The young family then moved to Dayton , Ohio , so that Milton could take up duties as the editor of a church newspaper. In that city a pair of twins, Otis and Ida, were born and died in 1870. Orville arrived a year later, followed by Katharine (1874–1929).

Elected a bishop of the church in 1877, Milton spent long periods of time away from home visiting the Brethren congregations for which he was responsible. The family moved often: to Cedar Rapids , Iowa , in 1878; to a farm near Richmond , Indiana, in 1881; and back to Dayton in 1884. The Wright children were educated in public schools and grew up, as Orville later explained, in a home where “there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity.” In a less-nourishing environment , Orville believed, “our curiosity might have been nipped long before it could have borne fruit.”

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