Burt Rutan

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Birthday
17, 1943
Birthplace
Estacada, OR
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Estacada, OR

About

Award-winning aerospace engineer known for his experimental, record-breaking aircraft.

Before Fame

He started building and designing fully-functional model airplanes when he was eight years old.

Trivia

His Voyager craft circled the world without a single refueling stop, and his SpaceShipOne entered space twice over the course of two weeks.

Family Life

His brother, Dick Rutan, piloted several of his experimental aircraft.

Associated With

His GlobalFlyer aircraft project was sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, an airline headed by Richard Branson.