Icarus' Children

Mar 29, 1978 on PBS at 9:00 PM


In the summer of 1977 Paul MacCready, a California scientist and businessman, won the coveted Kremer Prize. His achievement was to design and build an airplane which completed, unaided, a one-mile figure-eight course entirely under the power provided... (more) by the pilot himself. This is the story of those many failures and MacCready's success.

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