BeeOasis Step 1
They wanted to make a new kind of machine. It was something that had never been made before. They needed a new kind of engine. But no one would build it for them, so they built it themselves. They needed new information, so they did thousands of tests. They collected and checked their information, and they learned many new things.
Finally, after four years of hard work, they were ready. The two brothers took their machine to an area near a small town in North Carolina called Kitty Hawk. And there they took their machine, and they flew it. They flew it for 12 seconds. They flew it for 120 feet (36 meters). The machine was called the Flyer, and they were the Wright brothers.
That flight took place on December 17, 1903. It was the first flight of its kind. The Flyer was heavier than air, and it had an engine. Its first flight was only 12 seconds. But later that day, the Flyer stayed in the air for 59 seconds. And it travelled for 852 feet (260 meters). This was a great day in the history of flight. It happened because two brothers had a dream. They worked hard. They were creative and curious. And they didn’t give up.