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Wilbur Wright (1867-1912), was an inventor and the brother of Orville Wright. Together, the Wright brothers from Ohio were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible. (ENT: "North Star")

Their aircraft, the Wright Flyer, was historically significant even as late as the mid 22nd century. On a failed Skagaran colony in the Delphic Expanse, the teacher Bethany educated Human and Skagaran children about the Wright Brothers' historic flight in 2153, showing them a picture of Wilbur, who was flying the plane, and his brother. (ENT: "North Star")

In 2256, trying to motivate Paul Stamets to continue his work on the spore drive, Captain Gabriel Lorca asked if Stamets wanted to be compared to the Wright brothers, Elon Musk, and Zefram Cochrane, or if he wanted to go down in history as a failed scientist. (DIS: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry")

A scene featuring their historic flight is also featured in the opening credits for Star Trek: Enterprise.

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