On December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers made the first controlled, powered flight by a fixed wing aircraft. While they weren’t the first to come up with the idea of aircraft, they were the first to develop the control system that made fixed wing flight possible.
People at the time didn’t think flight was possible. How could you possibly put people in a tube with wings and get them off the ground? Only birds were capable of flight.
Today, flying is a given. We need to get across the country or around the world, so we buy a ticket. We don’t even think that just over a century ago, flight was not possible.
It took those two brothers who didn’t have high school diplomas to figure out how to make the impossible possible. It is pretty amazing. And a good lesson that the impossible is possible.