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INTRODUCTION
Childhood and Early Years
College Years
Air Force Flight Test Engineer
Short Stay With Bede Aircraft Corporation and The VariViggen
Rutan Aircraft Factory Years
First Blockbuster – The Voyager
Scaled and Regime Changes
The Pyramid
Second Blockbuster -- SpaceShipOne
Winning the X Prize
GlobalFlyer
Virgin Galactic and The Space Ship Company
Burt the Golfer
Burt and Executive Management
The Bipod -- Last But Not Least
Burt and Retirement
Timeline
Further Reading:
Awards Received by Burt Rutan
Video and Other Media
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Burt Rutan: Aeronautical and Space Legend

Burt Rutan: Aeronautical and Space Legend

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In writing the Introduction to award-winning author Daniel Alef’s new biographical profile of Burt Rutan, Michael D. Griffin, former Administrator of NASA, said Burt “is one of those who is universally acknowledged by both casual observers and aerospace aficionados to be a true aviation and space pioneer. But even so, no one else is quite like Burt Rutan. To be the driving intellectual and organizational force behind the first non-stop, around-the-world flight with the Voyager aircraft, and then to do the same for the first privately-accomplished suborbital space flights in Space Ship One – no one else spans such a range.” This view is shared by many others. Professor Ann Karagozian, head of the UCLA MAE Energy and Propulsion Research Lab called Burt Rutan’s accomplishments “monumental,” and said his “achievements in putting together these known technologies into novel and robust systems can be compared, I suppose, to what the Wright brothers did." Known as “the man who reinvented the airplane,” Rutan is an American national treasure and Alef’s informative story of his achievements is a compelling tale innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and family. [This enhanced ebook edition includes an extensive timeline, bibliography, and more than 50 video links]
In writing the Introduction to award-winning author Daniel Alef’s new biographical profile of Burt Rutan, Michael D. Griffin, former Administrator of NASA, said Burt “is one of those who is universally acknowledged by both casual observers and aerospace aficionados to be a true aviation and space pioneer. But even so, no one else is quite like Burt Rutan. To be the driving intellectual and organizational force behind the first non-stop, around-the-world flight with the Voyager aircraft, and then to do the same for the first privately-accomplished suborbital space flights in Space Ship One – no one else spans such a range.” This view is shared by many others. Professor Ann Karagozian, head of the UCLA MAE Energy and Propulsion Research Lab called Burt Rutan’s accomplishments “monumental,” and said his “achievements in putting together these known technologies into novel and robust systems can be compared, I suppose, to what the Wright brothers did." Known as “the man who reinvented the airplane,” Rutan is an American national treasure and Alef’s informative story of his achievements is a compelling tale innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and family. [This enhanced ebook edition includes an extensive timeline, bibliography, and more than 50 video links]

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