At the National Air and Space Museum, some artifacts are more genuine than others.
June 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
Back in 1951, sci-fi author Jack Finney had a few questions for the Smithsonian, like: How exactly would someone break in?
March 24, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
The day Claude Grahame-White thrilled the crowd at the Boston-Harvard meet.
September 08, 2010 | By Gavin Mortimer
July 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
March 2010 | By Larry E. Tise
From five witnesses came a family tradition to honor the moment the airplane was born.
January 2009 | By Tom Crouch
Five years after Kitty Hawk, the Wrights finally showed the world their invention.
August 29, 2008 | By Tom D. Crouch
For their first airshows, the Wright exhibition team relied on the Model B.
March 19, 2008 | By Paul Glenshaw
The Library of Congress manuscript specialist looks after some of aviation's most historic documents.
July 2007 | By Pat Trenner
Aviation historians and restorers get a rare peek at a 98-year-old engine.
November 2006 | By Linda Shiner
To understand the brothers, one historian found that what you know is less important than who you know.
March 2003 | By Tom D. Crouch
How the 1903 Flyer got where it is today.
March 2003 | By Peter L. Jakab
Find out why the world's first controllable airplane was a bear to control.
March 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
The airplane debuted to rave reviews.
March 2003 | By Mary Collins
When a private collection of Wright Company papers went public, we discovered that many of our notions about the Wrights' business practices were wrong.
March 2003 | By Douglas Gantenbein
You wouldn't have wanted to be along on most of them.
March 2003 | By Perry Turner
Building a replica of the first airplane requires a certain resourcefulness. Anybody got any horsehide glue?
January 2003 | By Phaedra Hise
November 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
January 2002 | By Stuart Nixon
The wonderful, unworkable world of airplane design in the years before the Wright brothers.
March 2001 | By Phil Scott