Path of the Wright Brothers

Having just wrapped-up  The Wright Brothers  by one of my favorite authors, David McCullough, many parallels stood out between Orville, Wilbur and myself, as the movement of our family during my formative years followed the path of the Wright family.

First Flight - colorized  photograph by John T. Daniels at Kitty Hawk in 1903, one of the most famous photos of all time.

First Flight – colorized photograph by John T. Daniels at Kitty Hawk in 1903, one of the most famous photos of all time.

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A Giant Leap for Mankind …

Neil Armstrong in LEM, July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

Neil Armstrong in LEM, July 20, 1969. (NASA/Newsmakers)

Flags have been at half-mast with the passing of astronaut Neil Armstrong this week, which brought back fond memories of the summer of 1969. Looking back, I recall the enormity of the achievement as it marked the victorious end of Kennedy’s space challenge in which he vowed to “put a man on the moon by the end of the decade”. The awesomeness of the feat has faded considerably over the decades since.

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