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December 17, 1903

“Boldly going

Wright Flyer

where no man has gone before.”

The Wright Brothers make the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

4 comments

1 Kryten42 { 12.20.12 at 9:11 pm }

Ahhhh. :) One of the great times in American History! Sadly, so few and far between… and getting further between every decade. *sigh*

2 Bryan { 12.20.12 at 10:53 pm }

Since Reagan no one seems interested to doing anything big that doesn’t involve blowing things up. I had some hope after the success of the Mars rovers, but there hasn’t really been any major push. No one seems to dream of great things anymore.

3 Badtux { 12.20.12 at 11:15 pm }

Yah, we’re “Can’t Do” America nowadays. Can’t end poverty. Can’t educate our school children. Can’t provide healthcare for all Americans. Can’t find or create jobs for all the Americans who want to work. Can’t, can’t, can’t.

If the Wright Brothers came around today, the FAA would deny them a permit for flight testing (they might run into a balloon or blimp, duh) and the FBI would investigate them for possible terrorist ties.

- Badtux the Can-do Penguin

4 Bryan { 12.21.12 at 12:25 am }

If something can’t be shown to generate a profit in the blink of an eye, no one has any interest. Knowledge for the sake of knowledge is considered wasted resources. We have become pathetic and greedy.