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CBS: Next Space Race Under Way

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Mon Jul 4, 2005 7:36 am
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(CBS) If you thought that the drive, determination and spirit that carried the United States to the moon is gone, that “The Right Stuff” is history, think again.

A new space race is under way, Correspondent Ed Bradley reported last fall, but this time it’s among private companies working for passengers and for profit.

Burt Rutan may not be familiar to you, but to astronauts, pilots and aeronautical engineers (basically anyone who knows anything about airplanes), he is a legend.

A maverick aeronautical engineer, Rutan has designed and built more than 40 revolutionary airplanes. Now he’s set out to conquer space travel, by making it cheap enough, and safe enough, for ordinary people to make the trip.
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