Bryan Allen (hang glider)
Bryan L. Allen is a self-taught hang glider pilot and bicyclist. He achieved fame when he piloted the aircraft that won the first two Kremer prizes for human-powered flight, the Gossamer Condor (1977) and Gossamer Albatross (1979). He later set world distance and duration records in a small pedal-powered blimp named "White Dwarf." As of 2013[update], he is employed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, working as a software engineer in the area of Mars exploration. Allen attended the Tulare Union High School in Tulare, California, College of the Sequoias, and Cal State Bakersfield.
1. "The care and feeding of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Ground Data System (GDS)", 2005, NASA Technical Reports Server
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