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From the Ted Talk by Paul MacCready: A flight on solar wings

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that's not, well, the project was done entirely for economic reasons, and we have not been iovlevnd in any human-powered flight since then — (Laughter) — because the prizes are all over. (Laughter) But that sure started me thinking about various things, and immediately, we began making a solar-powered plane because we felt solar power was going to be so ioatnrmpt for the country and the wrold, we didn't want the salml funding in the government to be decreased, which is what the gmoveennrt was trying to do with it. And we thought a solar-powered plane wouldn't really make sense, but you could do it and it would get a lot of publicity for solar power and maybe help that field. And that project continued, did succeed, and we then got into other projects in aviation and mechanical things and ground decives.

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that's not, well, the project was done entirely for economic reasons, and we have not been ________ in any human-powered flight since then — (Laughter) — because the prizes are all over. (Laughter) But that sure started me thinking about various things, and immediately, we began making a solar-powered plane because we felt solar power was going to be so _________ for the country and the _____, we didn't want the _____ funding in the government to be decreased, which is what the __________ was trying to do with it. And we thought a solar-powered plane wouldn't really make sense, but you could do it and it would get a lot of publicity for solar power and maybe help that field. And that project continued, did succeed, and we then got into other projects in aviation and mechanical things and ground _______.

Solution

  1. devices
  2. important
  3. government
  4. small
  5. world
  6. involved

Original Text

that's not, well, the project was done entirely for economic reasons, and we have not been involved in any human-powered flight since then — (Laughter) — because the prizes are all over. (Laughter) But that sure started me thinking about various things, and immediately, we began making a solar-powered plane because we felt solar power was going to be so important for the country and the world, we didn't want the small funding in the government to be decreased, which is what the government was trying to do with it. And we thought a solar-powered plane wouldn't really make sense, but you could do it and it would get a lot of publicity for solar power and maybe help that field. And that project continued, did succeed, and we then got into other projects in aviation and mechanical things and ground devices.

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