The Wright Brothers sold their first airplane to the United States Army in August 1909. Their initial aircraft (Model A) was tested at Fort Myer, Virginia on August 20th, 1908. After a series of successful test flights, the plane crashed on the 17th of September 1908, severely injuring Orville Wright and killing his passenger, Lt. T. Selfridge. Despite the disaster, the military was convinced the Wright Brothers had designed a capable airplane and extended their contract for one more year.
The Wrights designed another craft, the Wright Military Flyer. The Military Flyer differed from the Model A in that it had a relatively shorter wingspan, longer propellers, was set higher off the ground, and a different gear ratio in the power transmission. These changes were made to increase the speed of the craft. The motor was identical to the one used the year before, however, produced slightly additional horsepower as a result of modification. The footage is from the original test flight in July 27, 1909.
Professional aircraft flying, maintenance and building jobs will always have excellent career opportunities for industrious individuals. There is a wide range of job types available in professional driving across many industries. Videos like this in SchoolTube’s Air and Space category highlight operations and career fields for your enlightenment. As defined by Encylopedia Brittanica, an airplane, also called aeroplane or plane, is any of a class of fixed-wing aircraft that is heavier than air, propelled by a screw propeller or a high-velocity jet, and supported by the dynamic reaction of the air against its wings. Outer Space is also described as immediately outside the earth’s atmosphere broadly: interplanetary or interstellar space. Studying the effects of gravity on the human body. Building the next generation of telescopes. Explaining discoveries about the solar system in understandable terms. These are just a few examples of the projects that workers undertake in jobs related to space exploration.
Astronauts may be the most well-known space workers, but they hold few of the jobs. The logistics of space missions require a large team of workers with a variety of skills. “It takes the persistence and intelligence of designers, engineers, scientists, and storytellers to bring a project together. The potential of what you’re good at and what you already know may fit with a career in space.