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 expand its presence and profile in the future, and there are two initiatives in the long-range planning stages. Foremost is our desire to enlarge and modernize our museum, currently housed on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Also under consideration is a state-of-the-art traveling exhibit that would tour the state. Designed with the latest advances in technology, it would pay tribute to our rich history while also addressing important issues such as fitness, nutrition and sports medicine. More about both ventures, along with unique glimpses into the Hall’s past, present and future, are detailed in this fast-paced video.