048: The Flight of Icarus

The only photograph of the Wrights' airplane in flight on the historic day. Orville is piloting, and Wilbur is on the right.
The only photograph of the Wrights’ airplane in flight on the historic day. Orville is piloting, and Wilbur is on the right.

The Wright brothers develop the first airplane, after many others have failed, by using the very twentieth century method of patient, careful experimentation.

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Fanfare

Opening Theme

Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Composed in 1843 by Richard Wagner. Public domain.
Performed by the University of Chicago Orchestra, and used pursuant to a Creative Commons License. Details.

“Flight of the Bumblebee” from The Tale of Tsar Saltan
Composed in 1900 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Public domain.
Performed by the United States Army Band. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing Theme

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