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Burt Rutan: Innovation and the Race for Space

SpaceShipTwo carried underneath White Knight Two is being tested in preparation to send average citizens into suborbital space. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic

SpaceShipTwo carried underneath White Knight Two is being tested in preparation to send average citizens into suborbital space. Photo Credit: Virgin Galactic

Fora TV presents the aerospace entrepreneur, Virgin Galactic spacecraft designer, and founder of aerospace research firm Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan is a bold visionary with a passion for the advancement of technology.

In featured photo Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic and designer Burt Rutan who hold up a model of a spaceship unveiled at a news conference January 23, 2008 in New York City. Branson’s Virgin Galactic is one of several commercial enterprises currently competing to offer flights to space for turists. Several hundreds of people has signed up for the rides, which will cost about $200,000 per person. Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News.

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