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Airphibian Car Creator Dies

Inventor Robert Edison Fulton, Jr., died last Friday in Connecticut at the age of 95. One of his many inventions was the 1940s Airphibian, a combination of a plane and a car, which he flew and drove for tens of thousands of miles. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Dorothy Cochrane, a curator at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

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