Volume: 01, Issue: 19 12/17/2003 
The Wright brothers.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
History in the Re-Making
NASA Astronaut Breaks U.S. Space Endurance Record
Mars May Be Emerging From An Ice Age
Radar Studies Detect New Influence on Asteroid Movement
NASA Song Soars To Grammy Nomination
 

Read All About it: First Powered Flight

Here's your chance to scoop a century old story! To commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, Space Explorers, Inc. is holding a contest, and you are invited to enter.

Mission:
Create the front page of a newspaper. Pretend you are a newspaper Editor on Dec. 17, 1903. Use your reporting skills to describe the Wright Brothers' first powered flight experience 100 years ago in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Things to Consider:
Use your reporter instincts to get behind the scenes. You will also want to name your newspaper and conduct interviews with the Wright Brothers and other observers. Be creative: you could even insert comics, advertisements or other newspaper front page components.

Entries will be judged on content and creativity. The top four entries will be showcased on the Space Explorers website.

Requirements:
Please keep the size of your newspaper to one side of an 8.5" X 11" piece of paper. Please submit your newspapers by Jan. 23, 2004. Include your name, your teacher's name, school name and address, school phone and/or teacher's e-mail address. Please include a note if you would like us to send back your original entries.

Submit entries to:

Space Explores, Inc.
c/o Chrissy Paape
1825 Nimitz Dr.
De Pere, WI 54115

or e-mail your classroom entries to weeklyfeatures@space-explorers.com

Background:
Orville and Wilbur Wright were convinced that human flight was 'possible and practical,' and on December 17, 1903, they proved successful with four flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. It was this achievement that opened the Era of Aviation.

For more activities such as this, visit the Space Explorers, Inc. Weekly Feature page at:
www.space-explorers.com/internal/communications

    
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