Paul MacCready, samer Condor made the first sustained, controlled chair of AeroVironment, flight by a heavier-than-air craft powered solely by its Inc., was honored by The pilot's muscles. Two years later, his team created the American Society of Me- Gossamer Albatross, with Dupont sponsorship, and chanica l Engineers achieved a human-powered flight across the English (ASME) International for Channel. These achievements won the first two significant technical inno- Kremer Prizes, the largest cash prizes in aviation history. vations enabling the pub- Five vehicles developed by MacCready's teams lic to appreciate the have been acquired by the Smithsonian Institute, in- engineer's worth to society. cluding the Gossamer Condor, which now hangs in the MacCready received National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. ASME's Ralph Coats Roe His activities have been featured internationally in Medal . Established in museum exhibits, television documentaries, books, 1972, it recognizes an out- and magazines. He is the president of the International standing contribution to- Powered Vehicle Association. He is a member of ward a better public understanding and appreciation ASME International, the National Academy of Engi- of the engineer's worth to contemporary society. The neering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sci- medal
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1999
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