Burt Rutan
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" Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan " is an American aerospace engineering/aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft. He designed the record-breaking Rutan Voyager/Voyager, which was the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, and the sub-orbital spaceflight/sub-orbital spaceplane SpaceShipOne, which won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 for becoming the first privately funded spacecraft to enter the realm of space twice within a two-week period. He has five aircraft on display in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., United States: SpaceShipOne, the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, Rutan Voyager/Voyager, Rutan Quickie/Quickie, and the Rutan VariEze/VariEze.

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