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  Burt Rutan Summary
Burt Rutan (born 1943) has been described as a visionary and as the single most influential designer of aircraft and airframes in the last half of the twentieth century.
Rutan struck out on his own in June of 1974 with the creation of the Rutan Aircraft Factory in the Mojave Desert, where he designed and developed prototypes for a number of aircraft, mostly homebuilt.
Over the years Burt Rutan has designed hundreds of aircraft, including the now-famous Voyager, which was piloted by Dick, his brother, and Jeana Yeager in 1986 on a recordbreaking nine-day non-stop flight around the world.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Burt Rutan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rutan struck out on his own in June of 1974 with the creation of the Rutan Aircraft Factory in the Mojave Desert, where he designed and developed prototypes for a number of aircraft, mostly homebuilt.
Burt Rutan is also working with Transformational Space Corporation in the development of an air launched, two stage to orbit, manned spacecraft.
Burt Rutan's designs are characterized by the use of lightweight composite materials, innovation, which is akin to the transition in aircraft construction from wood and fabric to metal.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Burt-Rutan   (2590 words)

  
  Burt Rutan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rutan struck out on his own in June of 1974 with the creation of the Rutan Aircraft Factory in the Mojave Desert, where he designed and developed prototypes for a number of aircraft, mostly homebuilt.
Over the years Burt Rutan has designed hundreds of aircraft, including the now-famous Voyager, which was piloted by Dick, his brother, and Jeana Yeager in 1986 on a recordbreaking nine-day non-stop flight around the world.
Burt Rutan is also working with Transformational Space Corporation in the development of an air launched, two stage to orbit, manned spacecraft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burt_Rutan   (820 words)

  
 Rutan Aircraft Designs
Rutan's most expensive project, the Beech Starship was just one in a series of experimental and unique aircraft designs that are his trademark.
Burt Rutan's design résumé is loaded with such revolutionary aircraft as the VariViggen, VariEze, Quickie, Solitaire, AD-1, Amsoil Racer, Defiant, Long-EZ, Grizzly, Solitaire, Catbird and, most notably, the renowned Voyager, the first aircraft to fly nonstop around the world without refueling in 1986.
Burt Rutan expanded his successful experiments with composite materials to larger-scale projects with the formation of Scaled Composites, Inc., in 1982, for the design, fabrication, and flight testing of prototype aircraft projects for both the government and private industry.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/GENERAL_AVIATION/rutan/GA15.htm   (1156 words)

  
 CAS-Cozy site 1-4 page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burt Rutan's genius extends to aerodynamic design, the application of new materials and the inspiration to visualize beyond established limits.
Burt Rutan's designs are characterized by the use of lightweight composite materials, innovation, which is akin to the transition in aircraft construction from wood and fabric to metal.
Burt Rutan genialiteit is vooral het aërodynamisch ontwerp, de toepassing van nieuwe materialen en de inspiratie om vastgestelde grenzen te overschrijden.
www.cas-cozy.nl /corporate/1-4.html   (549 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Burt Rutan: Building The People's Spaceship
Thus says Burt Rutan, the private airplane and spacecraft designer, who is anything but shy when it comes to telling the world where he thinks the United States - and NASA in particular, has gone wrong since the heyday of human spaceflight.
Rutan, a private rocket designer, is the leader of the privately-backed team that flew three suborbital flights last year of the piloted SpaceShipOne -- is now busily working on but secretive about the details of a new passenger-carrying spaceliner that is coming together at his company Scaled Composites in Mojave, CA.
Rutan made several appearances here Nov. 12, including his first stop which was to help judge a student spaceship and spaceport design competition hosted by the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum and the Department of Aerospace at Metropolitan State College.
www.space.com /news/051128_rutan_interview.html   (1063 words)

  
 Burt Rutan
Burt Rutan is a test pilot and aircraft designer whose designs have caught attention for their exceptional performance and novel construction.
Rutan's knowledge of high performance planes was garnered first hand in the Air Force where, from 1965 to 1972, he was Flight Test Pilot Engineer at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Rutan has received a number of awards for his work including the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, "Engineer of the Year" by Design News, the British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, the Collier Trophy, the Presidential Citizen's Medal (presented by Ronald Reagan in 1986), and the 2000 Lindbergh Award by the Lindbergh Foundation.
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 TED | Speakers | Burt Rutan
Burt Rutan is widely regarded as one of the world's most important industrial designers, and his prolific contributions to air- and spacecraft design have driven the industry forward for decades.
Rutan might also be the person to make low-cost space tourism a reality: He's one of the major players promoting entrepreneurial approaches to space exploration, and his collaboration with Virgin Galactic is the most promising of these efforts.
Burt Rutan, the legendary aircraft designer, will thrill us this February in Monterey, with his plans to make space travel a reality.
www.ted.com /index.php/speakers/view/id/5   (811 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Burt Rutan on Civilian Spaceflight, Breakthroughs, and Inside SpaceShipTwo
Burt Rutan, head of the firm, is chief design maestro leading a spaceliner workforce.
Rutan said that his biggest concern was investment money "getting chicken" on the courage to take risk and to move forward to tackle issues.
The good news, Rutan suggested as a guess, is that there will be breakthroughs forthcoming, stemming from what happens after the first generation of suborbital craft--including competitors, now known and unknown--take to the sky.
www.space.com /news/060811_rutan_interview.html   (1260 words)

  
 Burt Rutan
Rutan’s visions for the future – including an individual small aircraft transportation system, space travel for “the rest of us” and a technology-enabled super society – will stir the imagination of any audience.
Rutan’s company, Scaled Composites (named for its trademark use of carbonfiber composites), has developed a diverse array of projects, including the catamaran for Dennis Connor in the America’s Cup challenge and the gondola for Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson’s attempted non-stop balloon flight around the world.
Rutan has received many awards, including the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, “Engineer of the Year” by Design News, the British Gold Medal for Aeronautics, the Collier Trophy and the Presidential Citizen’s Medal.
www.isepp.org /Pages/02-03%20Pages/Rutan.html   (563 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Burt Rutan: Building 'Tomorrowland' One Launch at a Time
But as a kid back then, Rutan continued, the right to dream of going to the Moon or into space was reserved for only "professional astronauts" - an enormously dangerous and expensive undertaking.
Over the decades, Rutan said, despite the promise of the Space Shuttle to lower costs of getting to space, a kid's hope of personal access to space in their lifetime remained in limbo.
Rutan said that an upshot of public space travel is the creation of far less expensive boosters in order to satisfy growing numbers of customers.
www.space.com /news/rutan_interview_041014.html   (1122 words)

  
 The Space Review: Burt Rutan, in his own words (page 1)
Scaled Composites founder and SpaceShipOne designer Burt Rutan was scheduled to appear to accept the award, but there was speculation and rumors that, in the flurry of events after winning the prize, he might not attend.
However, Rutan did show up and, after providing a few perfunctory remarks when receiving the award, returned to the podium at the end of the awards banquet to talk some more.
Leaning against the podium with a microphone in hand, Rutan, wearing jeans and a leather jacket, spoke extemporaneously for over an hour and 45 minutes, talking about all aspects of the Tier One program and related subjects, showing videos from the flights, and engaging in an extended question-and-answer session with the audience.
www.thespacereview.com /article/255/1   (1587 words)

  
 Reason Foundation: Annual Privatization Report 2005 - Space Travel
Rutan and company nabbed the $10 million Ansari X Prize, and proved that entrepreneurial creativity could extend beyond the earth's atmosphere.
According to testimony given at that same hearing, Burt Rutan said, "By the twelfth year of operations 50,000 to 100,000 astronauts will have enjoyed that fl sky view." This is amazing since as of the date of this publication, only 500 people have traveled into space.
Also, Virgin Galactic is having serious problems getting access to Burt Rutan's designs for the next generation of suborbital vehicles, which they have financed.
www.reason.org /apr2005/space_travel.shtml   (6553 words)

  
 …My heart’s in Accra » Burt Rutan on Breakthrough Innovation
Rutan believes that NASA is ill-configured to have breakthrough innovations.
Rutan has an interesting argument - which he made in an earlier talk - that innovators are inspired as very young kids, perhaps between three and fourteen years old.
Talking about this era of the space program, Rutan tears up thinking about the level of risk people were willing to accept, sending the Saturn V rocket into space with live people on its third flight.
www.ethanzuckerman.com /blog/?p=1034   (1882 words)

  
 Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne: Burt Rutan Biography
Burt returned to California in 1974 to build the Rutan Aircraft Factory in the tiny desert town of Mojave, just down the road from his old stomping grounds at Edwards AFB.
Burt's Scaled Composites is also the birthplace of many of the most exciting aircraft in recent decades, including Global Flyer and, of course, SpaceShipOne.
Burt lives in a futuristic pyramid-shaped home on seven acres of the Mojave Desert with his lovely wife, Tonya and his pet tropical bird.
www.desertturtle.com /BurtRutan.html   (382 words)

  
 Next Space Race Under Way, Meet The Man Leading The Way To A Future With Space Tourism - CBS News
Burt Rutan may not be familiar to you, but to astronauts, pilots and aeronautical engineers (basically anyone who knows anything about airplanes), he is a legend.
Rutan's decades of dreaming, years of hard work (and his close friend's life) were on the line.
The private sector's race to space is being led by maverick aeronautical engineer Burt Rutan, who foresees thousands of people enjoying the view from space in the very near future.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/06/30/60minutes/main705481.shtml   (1517 words)

  
 Entrepreneur of the Year, Entrepreneurial Skills Article - Inc. Article
Rutan has since garnered a variety of accolades for his feat, ranging from a presidential phone call to two appearances on Jay Leno.
Rutan managed to send human beings out of the atmosphere without the benefit of an army of engineers and hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds.
Indeed, Rutan just may have opened the door for an entire space tourism industry, as other entrepreneurs and even NASA seem eager to capitalize on the X-Prize excitement to advance their own ambitious space-travel plans.
www.inc.com /magazine/20050101/eoty-rutan.html   (836 words)

  
 Burt Rutan "On Track" For Dec 17 Flight As 100th Anniversary Of Aviation
Burt Rutan, the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer, such as the use of lightweight composite materials in aircraft, is working on the first privately built manned spaceship in human history.
Rutan's program is on track, possibly for an inaugural flight on Dec. 17, the 100th anniversary of the birth of aviation.
Rutan's company, Scaled Composites, is leading a movement to create a new adventure-tourism industry that would take paying customers to space.
www.spacedaily.com /news/tourism-03c.html   (825 words)

  
 Aviation Videos Burt Rutan and John Ronzc aviation forums on video tape
Burt Rutan takes the stage solo this year to host his own personal "phone-in radio talk show." With half his brain tied behind his back just to make it fair, Burt accepts questions form the Oshkosh crowd who "call in" at this popular forum with every question imaginable.
Dick Rutan presents three mini-forums in one: The round the world flight of the Voyager with video of the nearly disastrous take-off run, The AN-2 landing at the north pole and crashing through the ice, and The first public showing of the July 21, 2001 flight of a rocket powered Long Ez.
Burt said this is the most important issue facing the future of aviation and is his favorite forum for 1998.
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 Rutan Space Program
Aeronautical design genius Burt Rutan is at it again and his company, Scaled Composites of Mojave, California announced on April 18, 2003 a new venture with a goal of private sub-orbital space travel.
For over two decades, Rutan has been a designer of aircraft that push the envelope both in aerodynamic design and in the composite materials that he uses to build the wild, but incredibly efficient and safe airplanes and spacecraft.
Rutan had designed and built the blades on the wind-powered electrical generator that we were installing at the art project in the Arizona Painted Desert.
www.lasersol.com /air_water/rutan/rutan_space.html   (393 words)

  
 Burt Rutan Seminar in the Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
E.A.C. Burt Rutan, President of Scaled Composites and world-renowned experimental aircraft designer, will be presenting a lecture on October 29th at 10:00 am in the LBJ Library and Museum Auditorium.
Burt Rutan is well-known in the aviation world for his creative, energy-conserving aircraft designs, most recently SpaceShipOne - the world's first privately funded aircraft to enter outer space.
Rutan's visit is co-sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin, Byron Short Lectureship of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the College of Engineering Chair of Free Enterprise, and the Experimental Aircraft Association, Austin Chapter 187.
www.me.utexas.edu /rutan   (393 words)

  
 Wired 11.07: The Right Stuff
Rutan's smiling face is turned skyward, his bodacious Elvis-like white sideburns whipping in the desert wind.
But Burt Rutan is known as a fast-moving aeronautical genius, and White Knight isn't just an airplane, it's a mother ship, stage one of the first new manned space program to be unveiled since the space shuttle in 1981.
He knows Rutan is no bar-stool dreamer; since 1974, Rutan has designed from scratch, built, and flown 38 different aircraft, all without a single fatality or injury.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/11.07/space.html   (1164 words)

  
 Hall Star - Burt Rutan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burt Rutan is a world renowned aircraft designer and has designed, built and flown dozens of incredible aircraft.
Burt has recently rolled out Proteus, and is currently working on many other unique aerospace projects that will be introduced in the near future.
Burt is a fascinating and captivating speaker who concentrates on the future.
www.hallstar.net /burt.html   (177 words)

  
 Rocket Man | csmonitor.com
"Burt Rutan's project is huge for the alternative space community," says Greg Klerkx, author of "Lost in Space," a recently published book that describes NASA as a bureaucratic monopoly that strangles private initiatives in its realm.
Elbert L. "Burt" Rutan was born June 17, 1943, and raised in Dinuba, in California's Central Valley.
While Burt Rutan oversaw the design and construction, his brother and Yeager oversaw fundraising for the $2 million mission, with much of that donated by fellow aviators.
www.csmonitor.com /2004/0211/p15s01-stss.htm   (3165 words)

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