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Samuel P. Langley: Aviation Pioneer
Online exhibition presenting the life and work of Samuel P. Langley, third secretary (director) of the Smithsonian. Few know that Langley almost succeeded in building the airplane before the Wright brothers or about the Wrights' tumultuous history with the Smithsonian. This little- known history is found here along with contextual images and primary documents.
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access