Encore Presentation (Includes Live Professor Q & A!) The Wright Brothers and the Race to Be First - featuring Paul Glenshaw / Smithsonian, Air & Space

In the fall and winter of 1903, two highly gifted, motivated, innovative, and courageous engineering teams ran a neck-and-neck race to be the first to fly. One was a pair of brothers—Orville and Wilbur Wright–who were absolute peers. The other team was a mentor (Dr. Samuel Langley, secretary of the Smithsonian) and his brilliant assistant (Charles Matthews Manly). We know who won the race—but do we know why? Using images and films that draw on rare, unpublished sources, Smithsonian expert Paul Glenshaw will present a fascinating study of the nature and realities of creating cutting-edge innovation – and demonstrate how lessons from over a century ago still apply today.

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