Our Mission and Passion
When was the last time you boarded a jet (like a Boeing 737)? Have you
ever stopped to think how such an enormous piece of metal can fly
30,000 feet in the air and cross wide oceans? As the plane cruises high
above the clouds, have you ever tried closing your eyes and imagine
how your body is being propeled hundreds of miles per hour through the
air? The jet plane is an amazing result of human invention and
discovery. Yet, it was because two young American bicycle
mechanics dreamed this dream, that we are able to enjoy the benefits of flight.
As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright were given a flying toy made
of cork and bamboo by their father. It had a paper body and was
powered by rubber bands. Though the toy didn't last very long, it
inspired the boys to imagine and believe that human
flight would one day be possible.
In 1892, while in their
early twenties, they opened a bicycle shop together to pay the bills.
Although they worked as mechanics, their dream was always to achieve human flight.
They researched and
experimented in their own workshop tirelessly. They never gave up. And on
December 17, 1903, these two young bicycle mechanics made history by
achieving human flight.
This story has always inspired us. It is our hope that one day,
young, creative minds like you or your child's will change the world as
the Wright brothers have.
If you are a parent, realize that the opportunities and encouragement
you give to your child are the most important factors in helping
them grow in their journey to become a scientist.
It's our sincerest hope that the
information provided by this site will serve you well in guiding and
inspiring your child.