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Although the centennial anniversary of the Wright Brothers' groundbreaking achievement has come and gone, these two sites provide a unique glimpse into past events and future prospects. First, the companion website to a December 16, 2003 NOVA episode offers a retrospective on the Wright Brothers' Flying Machine. Several interactive features and picture galleries are provided. Additionally, the site includes a description of the first media coverage of the historic flight and an interview with the senior curator of the National Air and Space Museum. Rather than looking back at an event from 100 years ago, the second site envisions what aviation and aerospace will be like 100 years from now. Specifically, the article considers several potential technologies that could be celebrated two centuries after the Wright Brothers' demonstration. Space elevators, offshore international airports, and personal flyers are just three of the developments described in the article. [CL]
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