A Recently Acquired Hot-Air Balloon Reminds a Smithsonian Curator of Another Tale of Ballooning Adventure
At the Udvar-Hazy Center this weekend, see the Smithsonian’s new modern hot-air balloon
Evelyn Kendall’s collection of early flight artifacts lands at the Museum.
Items from the Austrian daredevil’s record-setting jump enter the Museum’s collections.
A careful study of the shot taken in December 1903 at Kitty Hawk shows the moment of aviation’s birth.
A Smithsonian curator evaluates recent challenges to the aviators’ place in history.
It took a cartoonist to paint the first serious depiction of aircraft flight.
In the Museum: Life Among the Savidges
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
Five years after Kitty Hawk, the Wrights finally showed the world their invention.
To understand the brothers, one historian found that what you know is less important than who you know.