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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, February 2, 2018
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.
 
Location. 38° 52.499′ N, 77° 0.104′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street SE east of New Jersey Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cable Stayed Bridge (a few steps from this marker); 1631 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1786 (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Gas Pumps (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); 1775 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1969 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804-1806 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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