christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: December 16th, 2003
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100 Years Aloft

Update: The attempt was sadly a failure which aptly illustrates what a challenge this flight was to accomplish, and how special the event was a century ago.

Tomorrow will mark the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' maiden voyage at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Dayton-based bicycle repairmen began a process that collapsed the great spaces of the world into a mere measure of hours. It was the greatest invention of the 20th century and perhaps of the modern age altogether. A true-to-life re-inactment will take place at precisely 10:35am PST, the very moment when the Wright brothers launched us into a future where the masses soar above the clouds.

by Christopher Heiser on December 16 14:35
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