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Paul MacCready

Birthdate: 25. September 1925
Date of death: 28. August 2007

Paul B. MacCready Jr. was an American aeronautical engineer. He was the founder of AeroVironment and the designer of the human-powered aircraft that won the first Kremer prize. He devoted his life to developing more efficient transportation vehicles that could "Do more with less".

Quotes Paul MacCready

„If you don't have a big enough shovel, you get some friends to help you.“

—  Paul MacCready

Paul MacCready Interview http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/mac0int-1, Engineer of the Century, January 12, 1991, Pasadena, California
Context: If you want to move mountains, you just go move mountains. If you don't have a big enough shovel, you get some friends to help you. If you have the enthusiasm to charge ahead, you can do all sorts of things. Some things you can't do. You can't invent a perpetual motion machine. You've got to select your targets. But people can do so much more than they realize.

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