Saturday, January 7, 2012

Burt Rutan

Burt Rutan is an aerospace engineer of extraordinary genius and accomplishments. He announced his retirement last year, which was the occasion for this cover story in the latest Smithsonian Air & Space magazine.

He founded his own aircraft company, Scaled Composites, in 1982 to bring advanced, innovative aircrafts designed to be built with high-tech composite materials. He's teamed up with Richard Branson of Virgin and Microsoft founder Paul Allen to build private enterprise spacecraft.

Rutan's designs are more than just innovative, they are also works of art... that fly, and fly beautifully.

His website includes a slideshow of aircraft and spacecraft he's designed. Check it out.

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