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The Wright Sister

When leaving their mark on aviation innovation heritage, the Wright brothers did not act alone. A woman helped make their legacy possible. 

In 1909, World magazine called the Wright brothers’ younger sister, Katharine, “the American Girl Whom All Europe is Watching.” Katharine Wright served her brothers as a silent partner. Without asking for notoriety, Katharine assisted with experiments, kept her brothers healthy and emotionally supported, and traveled with Orville and Wilbur to lift their spirits. As their spirits lifted, the Wrights helped lift us all through the wonder of flight. 

By uncovering stories like Katharine’s, the Air Zoo seeks to illuminate the diverse contributions made by women throughout the timeline of air and space. Get to know Katherine and a panorama of amazing women who really rock the world of aerospace in our exclusive Women in Air & Space Interactive Timeline, making its debut this summer!

Posted by Nikki Statler at 10:00 AM
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