In the process of doing some research for a project on campus, I came across this speech that Burt Rutan made back in Feb of 2006. Rutan has been a hero of mine for a long time. This speech is pretty encouraging, and exciting.
I don’t agree with every single point that he makes, but its still pretty cool to me that he’s trying to ignite people’s passion about advancing aviation technology and space exploration. And, I do think that the private sector will do a better job with safety than NASA has done.
Our kids will have an opportunity to go on a sub-orbital flight within their lifetime, just for fun. That is incredible. I want to be part of that.