What It All Meant

The secret of the success of the Wright Brothers was in the landing. Rand Simberg explains why over at NRO.

One hundred years ago today, two sons of an Ohio bishop of the United Brethren Church, and sons of the American midwest at the turn of the last century, successfully landed a heavier-than-aircraft on a particular wind-blown Atlantic dune, called Kill Devil Hill, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

That was their true feat — landing.