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The Flight of the Gossamer Condor (1978)

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The Flight of the Gossamer Condor tells the inspiring true story of history's first successful human-powered flight. Renowned inventor Dr. Paul MacCready and his team were filmed creating ... See full summary »

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Bryan Allen ...
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Tyler MacCready ...
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The Flight of the Gossamer Condor tells the inspiring true story of history's first successful human-powered flight. Renowned inventor Dr. Paul MacCready and his team were filmed creating the world-famous pedal-powered airplane as it happened. Producing this film which documents the development of a man's dream into a scientific and historic achievement was, in itself, an extraordinary effort. There was an immense risk involved in making a commitment to film a scientist's effort at achieving something which had never done before successfully. Written by Ben Shedd <sheddprods@aol.com>

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The Gossamer Condor airplane is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum between the Wright Brothers' first plane and the Apollo 11 moon capsule. See more »

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