Thursday, August 13, 2009

Burt Rutan talks about commercial Moon-orbit

"I want to see people flying their kids in space," the engineer said. "Kids should be inspired by phenomenal things that happen." He also said the space-tourist business should be based on volume. "(Volume) is the only thing that hasn't been done in space," he said. The visionary designer hopes such a volume business will fund his ultimate goal — an orbiting hotel. The hotel could provide shuttle trips to orbit the Moon at extremely low altitudes."

Read the Feature in "Astronomy,"
by executive editor Dick McNally

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