Lead:  Living in cramped quarters on the wind swept coast of North Carolina and existing on short rations, Orville and Wilbur Wright brought their years of experiments to climax. The thing actually flew.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: For several years the Wrights, inventors and bicycle mechanics from Akron, Ohio, had been toying with the idea of powered flight. They achieved their goal by first experimenting with gliders. The Outer Banks of North Carolina afforded them an excellent place to do this work. In 1903 during their annual fall trip to Kitty Hawk, they worked on a previous year's machine on good wind days and in the shop on a new machine on rainy and calm days.

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