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Gossamer Albatross - Museum of Science + Industry 3-4-80

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1690
Run Time
0h 11m 28s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
March 4 1980

This film captures the installation of the Gossamer Albatross exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.


The film begins with several workers carefully unloading a truck and carrying parts of the Gossamer Albatross (the first human-powered airplane invented by Dr. Paul MacCready) through the entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL. The remainder of the film documents the aircraft’s carefully assembly within the museum’s rotunda.

The Gossamer Albatross remained on display at the museum throughout the month of March 1980, less than one year after it was pedaled across the English Channel by cyclist and pilot Bryan Allen.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)