O, FOR HISTORY: To the sky, the moon, space, and Mars…

1903.

The Wright Brothers, Wilbur and Orville, of Dayton, Ohio, flew the first man-carrying powered flight.

1969.

A swatch of the linen and a sliver of wood from The Wright Brothers’ original 1903 flying machine was accompanied by astronaut Neil Armstrong as the first man to step on the moon’s surface.

1998.

Neil Armstrong returns to to space, taking with him a swatch of linen and a sliver of wood from The Wright Brothers’ original 1903 flying machine to The International Space Station.

2021.

NASA helicopter lands on the surface of Mars carrying a swatch of linen and a sliver of wood from The Wright Brothers’ original 1903 flying machine.

The Wright Brothers took us to the skies.

Within 118 years, we have honored Wilbur and Orville Wright to the moon, the International Space Station, and finally, Mars.

This article, Carillon Historical Park has partnered with NASA to help make history on the surface of Mars, outlines the details how Dayton, once again, contributed to commemorating the hometown Wrights with one more tribute to achievements in space exploration.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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