This is a 1908 photo of members of the Aerial Experiment Association. From left to right are Glenn Curtiss, Casey Baldwin, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Selfridge, and Douglas McCurdy.
The Wright brothers had already invented the airplane in 1903, but there was a lot of room for improvement. Bell wanted to make the "aerodromes" safer. His wife Mabel funded the organization.
Bell made a huge kite he called the Cygnet that rose over a hundred feet in the air with Selfridge on board. It crashed in the water after seven minutes, but Selfridge was not hurt.
Work a Jigsaw Puzzle
Bell and family
for the deaf
Bell and Mr. Watson
The Bell Family
on a telephone
The Bell estate
The Silver Dart
Bell and sheep
Bell and Elsie
May Bell Grosvenor
Biography of Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site of Canada
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