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Part 2 NOVA The Light Stuff (human-powered flight)

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Uploaded on Dec 29, 2011

Sadly, this excellent documentary about recreating the mythical flight of Daedalus using modern material and other technology is no longer available. I bought it as a VHS tape. This kind of information loss due to changes in technology is called "data rot". The story of how this group at MIT overcame the enormous obstacles and setbacks on the way to triumph is part of of our technological history. It should remain available--especially for young people discovering engineering. Fun to watch, too!

If you like this video, you will also enjoy the story of the MacCready family's original development of human-powered flight. The video and audio on the YouTube version are dreadful, but if you like it you can buy a beautifully remastered DVD.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4wlC...

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