Father of the sport of hang gliding. Invented the flexible wing while NASA engineer/scientist. The hang glider, paraglider, delta kites, stunt kites and sport parachutes all were developed from the flexible wing. [more…]
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The Hall is looking to broaden its presence and profile in the future, and we hope to do so by expanding and modernizing our exhibit on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. This would be done in conjunction with a renovation and expansion of the entire museum, which is operated by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. A portion of this video addresses what an expanded N.C. Sports Hall of Fame & Museum might look like and offers glimpses into our past and present.