Before Elon Musk there was Burt Rutan, who Newsweek described as “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer.”
Burt Rutan is considered the father of the new space race. He designed Virgin Galactic and SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately funded spacecraft, and won the Ansari X Prize, awarded for advancing affordable space tourism. Rutan also designed the legendary Voyager, the first aircraft to circle the world nonstop without refueling.
Named one of the ‘greatest engineers of all time’ by Interesting Engineering, Rutan is a bold entrepreneur and visionary who inspires audiences with his talks on creativity and innovation, collaboration, leadership and managing creativity.