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    The historical actions and invention by the Wright brothers will forever change the way humans travel across water. The Problem-solving strategies invention of a contraption that was heavier than air but could fly was very intriguing to Gary Bradshaw. Bradshaw’s main focus question was “how the Wright brothers solved the problem of creating a heavier-than-air flying machine when so many others have failed”(Bernstein 2014). The reason this certain question held his focus was the shocking news of…

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    Sargent Johns, one of the JROTC instructors at TJ, took a small yet adventurous trip to Centennial Airport where he was invited to take a thrilling Airplane ride. Students attending Thomas Jefferson also have a great opportunity to The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Sergeant Johns was selected from a group of teachers who were entered into a raffle to win the chance and ride in a vintage 1948 Stearman Biplane. When asked about his flight in the Stearman Biplane Johns said, “Believe…

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    The Wright Brothers' Flying Sister In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first-ever airplane flight. The plane was called the Wright Flyer. It flew 12 seconds and 120 feet in the air, setting a world record. Wilbur and Orville then started a company to build more airplanes and asked their sister Katharine to help them. Katharine was just the right person for the job. Katharine had helped Wilbur and Orville build the first engine-powered plane. She was also smart and a good salesperson.…

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    Samuel P. Langley, astronomer, mathematician, and physicist had always had interest in flying. He started working towards flight by gaining a spot as an assistant astronomer at the Harvard College Observatory and a mathematics professor for the U.S. Naval Academy. Langley constantly engaged in expanding his knowledge and through this he met many different colleagues led him to inventors and scientist that pursued heavier than air flight. Langley worked with gliders for a little bit but then…

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    The creation of the paper plane isn’t exactly credited to any one specific person. There are many theories of when, where, and who created them. One theory is that the very first flying device that was created originated from China about 2000 years ago. In the 1700’s two brothers used paper to create the first balloon which then lead to the creation of the early hot air balloon. Even though those newly created flying contraptions were all made with paper, none of them were airplanes. In the…

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    conducted business with the United States but Europe as well. The Wright brothers invention had a great impact on commerce, travel,and war. (Orville Wright Biography) Planes had an effect on war which created a new style of fighting called aircraft. In the year of 1908 the wright brothers signed a contract selling a model of their airplane to the U.S army. They were offered 25,000 to despatch a machine that was able to fly for…

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    Procedures How was the experiment carried out to answer the problem? Day 1 - Determining Flight Factors On the first day we discussed as a class what variables could affect the flight path of the balloon. This list included anything from the placement of the balloon in the slingshot to an innocent bird flying by while the balloon is in the air. Each factor was then sorted into a category of either a control variable or an act of god. From the list of control factors, we selected the mass of…

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    “Delta 1541, Cleared for takeoff.” These are the words every aviation enthusiast wants to hear. A clearance to depart our world and transfer into a world 35,000 feet in the air is unimaginable. The ability to soar into the sky at rapid speeds is what makes me drawn to flying. As a child, every time I stepped foot on a plane, I always want to go to the cockpit and talk to the pilots about their experiences. This has led to aviation not just being a hobby for me, but what has driven me to want to…

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    There are many things in the sky and nothing is faster than a rocket, but the question is will a rocket without wings fly straight and high? This question is what my team of Jack, Gus and I at Nature’s Classroom decided to test. It was a beautiful, calm afternoon at Nature’s Classroom which I attended with most of my 6th grade class. We could see the bright, clear sky on this beautiful Autumn day. My friend Jack and I walked over to a table in the middle of the woods to begin our stomp…

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    Charles Lindbergh, the flyer that we would never expect in history. Planes were the thing of the century. Those who could fly planes were known as the “cool” people. Many flyers were daredevils, delivery people, and even part of the U.S. Army. One day, Raymond Orteig,owner of the Lafayette Hotel made a challenge for those airmen. The challenge was to see the first that could fly from New York, to France. The prize money for the winner was $25,000. A journey like that would be more than dangerous…

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