On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane 20 feet above a wind-swept beach in North Carolina. The flight lasted 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Three more flights were made that day with Orville's brother Wilbur piloting the record flight lasting 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
To celebrate the anniversary of the First Flight one hundred and sixteen years ago, we present Flight Adventures.
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly, and imagine where flight might take them. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the four forces of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators - like you!
New Month, New Sky, New Stories
Prior to our feature show, a live presenter takes you on a journey into the celestial sights above featuring the stars, constellations, planets and nebulae of the seasonal night sky. No two shows are ever the same. This all live show is perfect for younger kids and their familes. We promise to explore all the cool places in space and tell lots of stories.
December 7 @ 11:00 a.m.
December 21 @ 11 :00 a.m.