Everybody knows that the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer, the first aircraft to successfully fly, is one of the proudest exhibits at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, DC.
What most people DON'T know, however, is that for nearly 40 years, the Smithsonian refused to take it.
The reason why is an epic tale of bruised egos, corporate intrigue and international scandal.
Let's talk about it! ( 🧵 )
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