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First Flight, December 17, 1903
欧尔威尔.莱特驾驶着这个比空气还重的机器进行第一次飞行

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威布尔.莱特 (Wilbur Wright) 与欧尔威尔.莱特 (Orville Wright) 的第一次飞行
1903
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「过去几年,我一直为了人类可能飞翔的信念而煎熬着。我已经深陷其中,这个信念如果不是夺走我的生命,就是要花费我的许多财产。」就在威布尔.莱特写下这些话的三年后,他和他的兄弟欧尔威尔在北卡罗莱纳州的杀魔丘 (Kill Devil Hill) 测试他们对飞行的信念。 

他们想要驾驶这架在俄亥俄州达顿 (Dayton) 的脚踏车店后院所组合起来的飞机飞翔的信念,是否需要花费威布尔的一生呢?


"For some years, I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. My disease has increased in severity and I feel that it will soon cost me an increased amount of money if not my life." Three years after Wilbur Wright wrote those words, he and his brother Orville put their belief in flight to the test in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Did their attempt to fly an airplane they had built in sections in the back room of their Dayton, Ohio bicycle shop cost Wilbur his life?

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