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Samuel Pierpont Langley

Samuel Pierpont Langley (/ˈlæŋli/; August 22, 1834 – February 27, 1906) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation. and helped with the invention of the plane

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Langley, inspired by money, made attempts for flight at the same time as the Wright Brothers. He quit the same day the Wright Brothers succeeded at the same task without government funding.

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