WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) --
U.S. air and space pioneers gathered in Washington Tuesday to launch a year-long commemoration of the centennial of powered human flight. The ceremonies celebrated the achievements of Orville and Wilbur Wright
, who flew a powered aircraft at Kitty Hawk, N.C., on Dec. 17, 2003.
© 2002 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.