Samuel Pierpoint Langley


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Noun1.Samuel Pierpoint Langley - United States astronomer and aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
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Jupiter was re-commissioned as USS Langley on 20 March 1922, being named for astronomer and physicist Samuel Pierpoint Langley, who had experimented with flying machines as early as 1898.
We're named Langley not for the town, but after Smithsonian founder Samuel Pierpoint Langley.