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Burt Rutan

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Burt Rutan Biography

 

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee Burt Rutan Talks Tiltrotors

 

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Burt Rutan - 2012 National Air and Space Museum Trophy Winner

 

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Airplane Design NASA Sci Files featuring the planes of Burt Rutan

 

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Burt Rutan Visits AirVenture 2019

Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan is a retired American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. He designed the record-breaking Voyager, which in 1986 was the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, and the sub-orbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne, which won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 for becoming the first privately funded spacecraft to enter the realm of space twice within a two-week period. With his VariEze and Long-EZ designs, Rutan is responsible for helping popularize both the canard configuration and the use of moldless composite construction in the homebuilt aircraft industry.
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