The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age

October 14, 2022 – Permanent

National Air and Space Museum
655 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Floor Plan

With the original 1903 Wright Flyer as it centerpiece, this revision of the curent Wright exhibition explores who were Wilbur and Orville Wright and what led them to their research in aeronautics; takes the visitor through the Wrights' process of invention in creating the world's first airplane; and examines the impact of the invention of the airplane in the first decade after the Wrights' success.