Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Up Into the Sky In a Funny-Looking Machine

How neat. It turns out that Burt Rutan is attempting to build a spaceship. Rutan is a famous and wonderful loon, with no respect for conventional wisdom and a brilliant ability to think outside the box. He and his company have a habit of constructing utterly bizarre-looking airplanes that turn out to be far more practical than one would expect.

I'm very curious to see how this plays out. It's a remarkably tough project, but his record is quite good -- he stands a much better chance of winning the X-prize than many of the candidates I've heard about. And I'd love to see a design so fluidly artistic succeed...

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