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Visitor Center at Wright Brothers National Memorial to be rehabilitated

According to a National Park Service press release, the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center will be undergoing a multi-year rehabilitation starting this November. The project, including the design and installation of upgraded exhibits, is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. 30 more words


The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

This is a fascinating, readable biography by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

A small flying toy fascinated Wilbur and Orville Wright when they were young children, and Orville told his first grade-school teacher that someday he and his brother would make a real flying machine.   348 more words


Book Review: The Wright Brothers

Rating – Five Stars

The Wright Brothers is an outstanding book. McCullough narrates an insightful, compelling, and empathetic account of Wilbur and Orville Wright—brothers and the inventors of the airplane (a manned craft that under its own power could take off, make turns, and return to its starting point without any assistance from the ground or air). 310 more words

Really, Life? You never told me about ... Lake,Como, Italy. Day #2.

The Wright Brothers flew the first powered controlled flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North, Carolina.  A scant 10 years later, the first seaplane base in the world was founded at Lake, Como. 125 more words

Really, Life? You never told me about... Lake Como, Italy. Day #1

George Clooney of Hollywood fame owns a house across the lake; Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is renovating a house under this balcony, and Connie from Topeka, Kansas, is on site and enjoying this view of Lake Como. 19 more words

Elon Musk and Space Hoax

I wound up accidentally getting myself linked to Elon Musks live conversation about his dream of reaching Mars within his lifetime the other afternoon. I found it very interesting even if the questions that he was being asked by the peculiar audience members were unbelievably underwhelming . 1,067 more words