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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Before Orville and Wilbur Wright started working on building their aircraft, Samuel Pierpont Langley had covered considerable ground in the effort to fly the first aircraft.
In the 19th century, astronomer and aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley, who also served as Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, cooked on Mt.
A typed and signed letter from Samuel Pierpont Langley, on Smithsonian letterhead dated July 19,1894, noted the quality of Brashear's large prisms, lenses, and mirrors.