Project 59 Hours Around the Globe was realized in August-September 2012. It was dedicated to the first flight (59 seconds long) by Wilbur Wright.

"On December 17, 1903, Wilbur started the fourth and last flight at just about 12 o'clock. The first few hundred feet were up and down, as before, but by the time three hundred ft had been covered, the machine was under much better control. The course for the next four or five hundred feet had but little undulation. However, when out about eight hundred feet the machine began pitching again, and, in one of its darts downward, struck the ground. The distance over the ground was measured to be 852 feet; the time of the flight was 59 seconds. The frame supporting the front rudder was badly broken, but the main part of the machine was not injured at all. We estimated that the machine could be put in condition for flight again in about a day or two."   Wikipedia

Project 59 Hours Around the Globe started and finished in New York and included 59 hours in the air and 8 stops in 8 cities. City Drawings in Sydney, Beijing, Moscow, Kharkov, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Reykjavik were made during each stop.
Project 59 Hours Around the Globe was supported by the Vilcek Foundation.

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