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Editor's Note: Bruce Watson is a senior editor of American Heritage. This story appeared in shorter form on his website, The Attic: True Stories for a Kinder, Cooler America.

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Summer 2021 | Volume 27, Issue 1
Editor's Note: Bruce Watson is a senior editor of American Heritage. This story appeared in shorter form on his website, The Attic: True Stories for a Kinder, Cooler America. On June 12, 1979, the Gossamer Albatross— ​​​​​​a human-powered aircraft developed by American aeronautical engineer Dr…

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