Feathered Flight

by wjw on May 31, 2011

Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipTwo has completed its first “feathered flight.”   Soon this lovely ship will be operating from the New Mexico Spaceport, just a couple hundred miles south of here.

Pat Mathews May 31, 2011 at 11:54 am

Oh! Lovely! Bless our post-NASA adventurers and inventors one and all.

Lektu May 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm

“Dick Ruttan”? Isn’t he called Burt Rutan?

Shash May 31, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Thanks for posting that. Cool to watch.

Lektu, I think you are correct. It is Burt Rutan. But Dick Rutan is also a pilot (of the Voyager light aircraft that flew around the world). Easy to get them mixed up.

wjw May 31, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Right. Burt Rutan is the aerospace engineer, Dick Ruttan is the guy I went to high school with.

I’ll try to keep them straight in the future.

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