Paul MacCready Innovative Lives Presentation, November 8, 2002
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
MacCready, Paul 1925-
0.25 cu. ft. : 1 box
BetaCam SP (videotape format)
November 8, 2002
Born September 25, 1925 in New Haven, Connecticut. He began flying in his teens and received formal flight training from the Navy during World War II. After the war, MacCready earned a physics degree from Yale University and a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from California Institute of Technology.
Nine (9) original Beta Cam SP videos documenting interviews with Paul MacCready, the father of human powered flight, by Michael Judd. MacCready invented the Gossamer Condor and Gossamer Albatross.
Paul MacCready Innovative Lives Presentation, November 8, 2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History