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The Wright Brothers
A biography of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
# 45654 | 1,180 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 17, 2003 in English (Admission Essays) , Aviation, Aeronautics (General)

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This paper looks at the story of the Wright Brothers' invention of the airplane. It shows how Orville and Wilbur, who operated a bicycle store and printing shop in Ohio, made history by developing the first successful plane in the early years of the 20th century. It examines how, although geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci might have drafted some of the first potential flying machines and many aspiring aviators contributed to an understanding of aerodynamics, it was the Wright Brothers who combined theory and engineering with persistent effort. It analyzes their impact on the career decision of the author.

From the Paper:

"Orville and Wilbur Wright demonstrated incredible tenacity, for their work was met with a series of setbacks. They not only struggled to get their machines off the ground, but they also grappled with patent laws. I hope to not only use the example of their success, but also of their ability to move beyond failure, to inspire and direct my personal efforts in this field. Wilbur Wright once predicted "that men would sometime fly, but that it would not be within our lifetime," (Geibert & Nolan, 39). In spite of early engineering setbacks, the brothers went on to prove that flying would be more than just a dream by the early 20th century."

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