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Well, I was interested in the supply of planes in
World War II.
Oh, you were? I did not know that.
Seversky -- you remember?
I was an advocate of Seversky. Seversky wrote
a book “Victory Through Airpower” in 1942 that helped make
planes a Number I priority from Number 3 when the book came
That's what interested me. I saw that you needed
other kinds of fuel so that we wouldn't be blocked out of the
air for lack of fuel, and that this plane flies extremely
fast, it's designed to fly at over 60,000 feet, and it can
fly halfway around the world in five hours. Well, you need
planes that can do things like this to carry supplies to
people, you know. But we'll see what happens with that.
Now Senator Cranston is a great friend for me because
he is interested in research against aging and intends to live
100 years, and I hope he does. He thinks that the National
Institutes of Health don't have enough symposia bringing
people of different disciplines -- different scientific
disciplines -- together to develop ideas, that if you get
informed people to meet they will stimulate each other, and some
research will develop much faster if the right people are brought
into the same room and are encouraged to talk to each other.
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