Langley Aerodrome A at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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The Langley Aerodrome A is on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The aircraft was Samuel Langley's attempt to build a full-sized, human-carrying airplane, which met with disastrous results, crashing on takeoff on October 7, 1903, and again on December 8. Langley was Secretary of the Smithsonian at the time.


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