Dr. Paul MacCready
presented: “Doing More With Less For A World That Works.”
Dr. Paul MacCready is an aeronautics engineer who was voted Engineer of the Century by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. MacCready was also listed as one of the top 100 most influential people of the century by Time for his pioneering work in human-powered flight, solar-powered flight, solar-powered automobiles, electric cars, thinking skills, environmental topics, and low energy vehicles. His human-powered plane won the Kremer Prize for crossing the English Channel. His company, AeroVironment, developed a lightweight, 247-foot solar-powered plane, Helios, that flew over Hawaii and reached an altitude of 96,863 feet. AeroVironment also created the Sunraycer, a solar-powered car that won the first solar car race across Australia. His work on high-flying aircraft, tiny drones, battery-hybrid cars, and very efficient electrical devices continues, and he campaigns for the need for people to get by on the earth’s interest, not the earth’s capital.
This lecture is on the 4th part of the Environmental Wars recordings set, available on DVD, VHS, CD or audio cassette formats. It is available to order individually, or as part of the full set.