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Flight's Centennial:Day soggy but spirited

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The sandy hills where Orville and Wilbur Wright first demonstrated that a machine could fly was soaked through with steady rains Wednesday, 100 years to the day that the brothers' canvas, wood and wire contraption took wing.
IRENE MONA KLOTZ, United Press International

Flight's Centennial:Funding future Wrights

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Was the success of the Wright brothers unique to their time and circumstance? Or could we expect they would fare the same today? And from where will the next generation of aviation entrepreneurs emerge?
FRANK SIETZEN, United Press International

Wright wannabes struggling to fly

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Wright brothers made it look easy when they made their flights 100 years ago in North Carolina, but doing it now with the same equipment just won't fly.

Astronauts honor Wilbur and Orville Wright

DAYTON, Ohio, July 20 (UPI) -- The first man on the moon Sunday paid homage to the brothers who made his historic walk possible.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2003 with 259 to follow.
By United Press International

Flight Century: The brothers from Dayton

One hundred years ago, human transportation changed forever, the change borne on wings crafted by two brothers from Dayton, Ohio.
FRANK SIETZEN, UPI Science News

First flight celebrations begin

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.

2002 Yearend: Toward a century of flight

Nearly a century ago, two brothers took turns piloting their propeller-driven Wright Flyer into the air down a windswept North Carolina hill, achieving what researchers have concluded was the first controlled flight of a powered aircraft in human history.
TOBIN BECK

First-flight celebrations begin

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Ninety-nine years to the day the Wright brothers first flew a powered aircraft, U.S. air and space pioneers gathered in Washington Tuesday to launch a year-long commemoration of that historic event.
FRANK SIETZEN, UPI Science News

A Blast from the Past

A year ago on this date, U.S. officials said the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden were unknown but they believed they had destroyed his al-Qaeda terrorist network in Afghanistan. However, it became clear in a few days that hundreds of bin Laden's men were e
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past for Dec. 16-22.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2002 with 259 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 17.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2001 with 14 to follow.
By United Press International

Of Human Interest: News-lite

DEAR SANTA, Part 1
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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