Image of a Propeller Plane Flying in airplanes, scientists were offered an even better view of the planet. Now, they could see a small area below them but travel around more easily than in a balloon and discover how everything fit together.

The first powered airplane flight took place in a plane now called the Kitty Hawk, but was originally called Flyer I by its inventors, American brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright.  The plane took off at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on December 17, 1903.

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