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Ashok Gadgil
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Paul MacCready
Paul MacCready Biography Paul MacCready's second human-powered airplane, the Gossamer Albatross, flew across the English Channel in June 1979, pedaled and piloted by Bryan Allen. Patents MacCready with the Sunraycer, a solar-powered car designed by him and General Motors. It won the first World Solar Challenge Race in 1987. In 1986, MacCready built and flew a lifelike model of a pterodactyl, complete with beak, 18-foot wingspan, and a light coat of fur. Videos The Helios, a solar-powered flying wing, has a wingspan of 247 feet. It can reach extremely high altitudes and stay aloft for months at a time.

Flight of the Gossamer Condor
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Flight of the Gossamer Condor
The debut flight of Gossamer Condor rewrote the history of aviation and captured the world's attention. Flight of the Gossamer Condor, Ben Shedd's 1978 documentary of the construction and flight of the plane, won an Academy Award for best documentary, short subject. This excerpt is on view at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.

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Doing More with Much Less
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Doing More with Much Less
Paul MacCready wrote and produced this video, which demonstrates the advantages of solar energy and discusses the imperative to find less energy-intensive ways to live and work.

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