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Samuel Pierpont Langley Biography
Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 in Roxbury, Massachusetts near Boston, February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina) was an United States astronomer, physicist, inventor.aeronautics pioneer and aircraft engineer.

Langley unsuccessfully competed to make the first working heavier-than-air aircraft. He was in part hindered by his use of heavy steam engines for power.

A number of things related to aviation have been named in Langley's honor, including:
Langley medal
NASA Langley X-43A Hyper-X
NASA Langley Research Center (NASA LaRC), Hampton, Virginia
Langley field
Langley Air Force Base
Langley Memorial Auronautical Laboratory
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