Wright 1902 Flyer - Boeing 747 - Computer Rendering of F-18

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Orville and Wilbur Wright's early innovations led to the modern aircraft surface control systems of today using rudders, ailerons, and elevators.  Their research is also being used in the development of control surfaces for future aircraft.

Through videoconference/webcast broadcasts and pre- and post-conference activities, you can explore the principles of aerodynamics and the mechanisms that control the flight of aircraft.  The Wright Brothers' solutions to flight control will be compared and contrasted with modern day control surfaces.  These one-hour, fully interactive broadcasts with NASA aeronautical engineers will feature:

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(Note: an accessible version of this webcast archive can be made available by contacting the responsible NASA Official mentioned below. There will be a charge associated.)

Footage of Wilbur Wright describing the brother's handling of control surfaces in 1903. Link to Footage


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