• Wright Bros. on Mars

    From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to All on Thu Mar 25 21:23:10 2021
    From:
    https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/03/24/Wright-brothers-wing- covering-NASA-Perseverance/1541616617351/

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    Wright brothers' wing fragment to take flight again on Mars

    March 24 (UPI) -- A piece of cloth from the Wright brothers' first
    flight in 1903 is set to become part of aviation history again -- this
    time on Mars.

    Carillon Historical Park, the Ohio home of the Wright Brothers
    National Museum, said NASA officials got in contact in 2019 about
    finding a way to connect Wilbur and Orville Wright's first successful
    flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., with the first heavier-than-air flight on
    Mars.

    The museum provided a small fragment of the Wright Flyer I's wing
    covering to be carried aboard Ingenuity, a small helicopter attached
    to the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover on the surface of the red
    planet.

    NASA said Ingenuity is expected to take its first flight sometime
    after April 8. The flight will mark the first-ever powered, controlled
    flight of an aircraft on another planet, NASA said.

    The use of the Wright Flyer I's wing covering for the mission received
    the blessing of Amanda Wright Lane and Stephen Wright, Wilbur and
    Orville's great grand-niece and nephew.

    "Wilbur and Orville Wright would be pleased to know that a little
    piece of their 1903 Wright Flyer I, the machine that launched the
    Space Age by flying barely one quarter of a mile, is going to soar
    into history again on Mars," the family said in a statement.

    A fragment from the Wright Flyer I's wing covering was previously
    carried to the moon by Neil Armstrong in 1969. Another fragment was
    taken into space by John Glenn during a trip on the space shuttle in
    1998.
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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@618:100/14 to SEAN DENNIS on Fri Mar 26 10:44:00 2021
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    From:
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    Wright brothers' wing fragment to take flight again on Mars

    March 24 (UPI) -- A piece of cloth from the Wright brothers' first
    flight in 1903 is set to become part of aviation history again -- this time on Mars.

    Thank you for sharing! This is a VERY very cool piece of news!!!




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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri Mar 26 19:45:00 2021
    Hello JIMMY ANDERSON!

    ** On Friday 26.03.21 - 10:44, JIMMY ANDERSON wrote to SEAN DENNIS:

    March 24 (UPI) -- A piece of cloth from the Wright brothers' first
    flight in 1903 is set to become part of aviation history again -- this
    time on Mars.

    Thank you for sharing! This is a VERY very cool piece of news!!!

    I wasn't a piece of news. It was a piece of cloth. ;)



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  • From Sean Dennis@618:618/10 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Fri Mar 26 21:41:09 2021
    Hello JIMMY,

    Friday March 26 2021 10:44, you wrote to me:

    Thank you for sharing! This is a VERY very cool piece of news!!!

    Sure thing. It came across my desk and I thought it was neat also.

    Later,
    Sean

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  • From JIMMY ANDERSON@618:100/14 to AUGUST ABOLINS on Sat Mar 27 07:34:00 2021
    August Abolins wrote to JIMMY ANDERSON <=-

    March 24 (UPI) -- A piece of cloth from the Wright brothers' first
    flight in 1903 is set to become part of aviation history again -- this
    time on Mars.

    Thank you for sharing! This is a VERY very cool piece of news!!!

    I wasn't a piece of news. It was a piece of cloth. ;)

    LOL - well, you didn't send the cloth, you sent the news... ;-)



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  • From August Abolins@618:250/1.9 to JIMMY ANDERSON on Sat Mar 27 19:48:00 2021
    Hello JIMMY ANDERSON!

    ** On Saturday 27.03.21 - 07:34, you wrote to me:

    Thank you for sharing! This is a VERY very cool piece of news!!!

    I wasn't a piece of news. It was a piece of cloth. ;)

    LOL - well, you didn't send the cloth, you sent the news... ;-)


    Darn fingers seem to miss a few letters every once in a while.
    My line should have started with "It wasn't.."

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