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Soaring pterosaur

With a mechanical brain, a pterosaur replica soars

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May 4, 1985 | Vol. 127 | No. 18        

Soaring pterosaur!

Next spring, for the first time in more than 65 million years, the flapping shadow of a giant prehistoric flying reptile will be cast on the ground. No, scientists have not cloned the genes of the pterosaur Quetzalcoatlus northropi. Instead, the Smith­sonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., has secured funding to build a full-scale, radio-controlled flying replica of the largest animal ever to fly.

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