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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1977

Paul MacCready

 
 
1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
1. 1977 Marker
Inscription.  His 70 pound Gossamer Condor, powered by cyclist Bryan Allen maneuvers a figure eight on a closed course and stays aloft for 7 minutes, 2.7 seconds, winning the $95,000 Kremer Prize.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Transportation Walk series list.
 
Location. 38° 52.528′ N, 77° 0.104′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street Southeast east of New Jersey Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1631 (a few steps from this marker); Arch Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1786 (a few steps from this marker); Three Gas Pumps (a few steps from this marker); 1775 (a few steps from this marker); 1969
1977 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 1, 2019
2. 1977 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cable Stayed Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Bicycles and a Three-Wheeler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 3, 2020