Orville Wright, pioneer of flight
Aug. 19, 1871-Jan. 30, 1948
Into the Air: The Story of the Wright Brothers' First Flight by Robert Burleigh, illustrated by Bill Wylie (Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002)
Trial and error. And lots of perseverance and smarts. That's what it took to get the first successful flying machine off the ground. Comic-book style art brings the Wright's triumph to life.
Find an online biography of Wright at NASA as well as information at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.