An Evolutionary Perspective

Paul MacCready

Paul MacCready

Paul MacCready, the president of Aero- Vironment, Inc., designed and built the Gossamer Condor, winner of the Kremer Prize (which had stood unclaimed for eighteen years) for the first sustained, controlled, human-powered flight. The Condor is now in the Smithsonian, which also holds four more vehicles developed by the MacCready team: a human-powered aircraft, a solar powered aircraft, a flying replica of a giant pterodactyl, and a solarpowered car. He was awarded the Distinguished Humanist Service Award at FREE INQUIRY'S eighth annual conference in San Francisco in July 1989. This interview was conducted in San Francisco by Brent Bailey, a FREE INQUIRY staff member.


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