After the Wright brothers’ historic flight, how long did it take for man to walk on the moon?
– 94 years
– 66 years
– 49 years
– 77 years
Answer: The moon landing was only 66 years after the first manned aircraft flight. On this day in 1903, Wilbur Wright released the restraining wire and his brother Orville Wright left the ground on their aircraft. The flight lasted twelve seconds and covered a distance of 120 feet, becoming the first manned aircraft flight. Just 66 years later on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon. Within a lifetime, mankind went from not having flight technology to sending men 239,000 miles from the Earth.
On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made four brief flights at Kitty Hawk with their first powered aircraft. The Wright brothers had invented the first successful airplane.