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"The explorer is the poet of action and exploring is the poetry of deeds"
Vilhjalmur Stefansson
WW Wilbur Wright.
America's first corporate aircraft, the Wilbur Wright, is christened in the Hudson River, New York City, in a 1922 ceremony attended by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, second from left, Orville and Katherine Wright. The Loening Air Yacht was ordered by Wright Aeronautical Corporation to provide exhibition work for new engines.
Cover illustration by Bill Sweney, courtesy International Business Machines Corporation
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