Piece of Wright Brothers' plane may go into space with Glenn
May 7, 1998
Web posted at: 2:53 PM EDT (1453 GMT)
-- When Senator John Glenn blasts into space aboard the shuttle Discovery
in October, he may take along a small piece of the plane the Wright
Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk in 1903.
A group of Dayton, Ohio, community leaders visiting Washington yesterday
presented Glenn with a swatch of fabric from the world's first flying
machine, in hopes Glenn might carry it with him on his nine-day mission.
Glenn says it's entirely possible since each astronaut is allowed
to take along a small container of personal items.