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Episode 76: Wright Brothers and Sister and a Smithsonian Spat

from  The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

Feb 27, 2023


The Wright Brothers became the first to fly a controlled powered aircraft with a pilot onboard, but just a few days before, Smithsonian Secretary James Langley almost beat them. His failure didn't stop the Smithsonian from claiming the first flight. But Orville and Wilber weren't the only two who fought for their place in history. Their sister Katharine did too.

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