[tlhIngan Hol] marISDaq Wright puvwI'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Apr 26 09:28:04 PDT 2021


It turns out there’s a Wright Brothers connection to the Ingenuity helicopter now operating on Mars:

"This really is a Wright Brothers moment<https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/this-really-is-a-wright-brothers-moment-jpl-makes-history-with-successful-flight-of-ingenuity-mars-helicopter/>," exulted Steve Jurczyk, NASA's acting administrator. Indeed it was, and affixed below Ingenuity's rotors was a physical tribute to Orville and Wilbur Wright's historic 1903 flight above the beach near Kitty Hawk, N.C.: a stamp-sized piece of wing fabric from their original "air machine," Flyer 1. In another bow to the two pioneering bicycle makers who ushered in the Age of Airplanes, the site of Ingenuity's first Martian flight was renamed Wright Brothers Field<https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/04/19/nasa-helicopter-ingenuity-flight-tests-mars-rover-wright-brothers/7286799002/>.”

… though I think that “Kitty Hawk” would have been a much better place name! <g>  See http://jewishworldreview.com/jeff/jacoby042621.php3

The NASM text gives us an good word for the Ingenuity drone as well – avoiding the issue of number of propellers, vertical vs. horizontal movement, etc.:  {puvwI’} a “flyer”.

Voragh
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From: De'vID
tera' DIS wa' Hut pagh wej Wright puvwI'
qaStaHvIS loS tera' DISmey, puvmeH nguSDI' lo'bogh muD Duj wa'DIch luchenmoHmeH, QullI' 'ej 'oghlI' Wilbur Wright Orville Wright je. tera' DIS wa' Hut pagh wej Wright puvwI' 'oH muD Dujvam'e'. bI'reS nguSDI' Hutlhbogh wej muD Duj'a'mey motlh chenmoH loDnI'pu' 'ej waH. ghIq tera' jaj wa'maH Soch, jar wa'maH cha', DIS wa' Hut pagh wej, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina-Daq puvta' nguSDI' lo'bogh muD Duj wa'DIch. Qapla'! muD Duj 'or Orville. qaStaHvIS leng wa'DIch, wa'maH cha' lup, wa'maH wa' vI' vagh 'uj'a'mey lengta'.

Here's the original English text, a slightly different version of which can be seen at this link:
https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/1903-wright-flyer/nasm_A19610048000<https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/1903-wright-flyer/nasm_A19610048000__;!!BpyFHLRN4TMTrA!pNb8qEFAobZeGmhfGCPvwYfiUIoQ3XvUt1gkFkJBPeyjRTBuoT816ITjtBSS6anFjx4$>

1903 Wright Flyer
The 1903 Wright Flyer was the product of a sophisticated four-year program of research and development conducted by Wilbur and Orville Wright. After building and testing three full-sized gliders, the Wrights' first powered airplane flew at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, making a 12-second flight, traveling 36 m (120 ft), with Orville piloting.

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