|On December 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the world's
first sustained, powered, and controlled flight in a heavier-than-air
flying machine, thereby realizing one of mankind's oldest and most
persistent aspirations -- human flight. The Dream of Flight honors
that achievement, using the Library's rarest and most significant
materials to explore the notion that flight, whether fanciful or
actual, has inspired and occupied a central place in most cultures.