Physics of Flight
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The Wright Brothers-On December 17, 1903 in the Outer Banks North Carolina the Wright brothers launched the first machine powered plane to get in to the air for a substantial time. Called the Wright glider it traveled over the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk for several hundred feet at about 40 to 50 mph. Word of the “first flight” soon spread throughout the nation and the world. Naturally, the military became immediately interested in the ability of flight and gave the Wright brothers a contract. This marked the beginning of not only flight but a new era in travel and military technology.


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LAW AND AVIATION:
- There are several different branches of law in aviation. There are different districts for both aviation within the atmosphere and another outside of the atmosphere and in outer space. Space agreements include the 1988 Agreement in which several countries named the NASA the leading agency for space travel. There are several administrations to control air travel within the atmosphere including the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA http://www.faa.gov/) which governs applied aspects of flight. There is also the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO http://www.icao.int/) which provides general laws and settles international disputes on law.
-For more information on NASA see.
http://www.nasa.gov/







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