28 Total Quotes

Burt Rutan Quotes

We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.
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#American Scientist #Dreams

Our success proves without question that manned space flight does not require mammoth government expenditures...it can be done by a small company operating with limited resources and a few dozen dedicated employees.
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#Government

In 12 or 15 years, there will be routine, affordable space tourism not just in the U.S. but in a lot of countries.
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#American Scientist

If you don't have a consensus that it's nonsense, you don't have a breakthrough.
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#Nonsense

Just like when early airplanes were flying in 1910, we didn't know what the benefits are, but we were doing it because it was fun.
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#Airplane And Aviation

In fact, it's more dangerous to fly in space in America now than it was earlier. It certainly is more expensive...more difficult, ... We've been relying on our taxpayer-funded research organization, Na Say, excuse me, NASA.
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#America

Since Yuri Gagarin and Al Shepard's epoch flights in 1961, all space missions have been flown only under large, expensive government efforts. By contrast, our program involves a few, dedicated individuals who are focused entirely on making spaceflight affordable,
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#Space

As opposed to the first 44 years of manned spaceflight, ... the difference is people are going to know that it is for them.
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#People

Since Yuri Gagarin and Al Shepard's epic flights in 1961, all space missions have been flown only under large, expensive government efforts, ... By contrast, our program involves a few, dedicated individuals who are focused entirely on making spaceflight affordable.
Burt Rutan
#Space

Since Yuri Gagarin and Al Shepard's epoch flights in 1961, all space missions have been flown only under large, expensive government efforts. By contrast, our program involves a few, dedicated individuals who are focused entirely on making spaceflight affordable.
Burt Rutan
#Space

In fact, it's more dangerous to fly in space in America now than it was earlier. It certainly is more expensive...more difficult. We've been relying on our taxpayer-funded research organization, Na Say, excuse me, NASA.
Burt Rutan
#America

We are looking for people that like to build things with their hands and are good craftsman. We need those that give 100-percent each day and enjoy a fast-paced research and development environment.
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#People

I strongly feel that, if we are successful, our program will mark the beginning of a renaissance for manned space flight. This might even be similar to that wonderful time period between 1908 and 1912 when the world went from a total of ten airplane pilots to hundreds of airplane types and thousands of pilots in 39 countries.
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#Beginning

Mankind does need to move away from where we are to explore somewhere else.
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#Mankind

Testing leads to failure, and failure leads to understanding.
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#American Scientist #Failure

We believe a proper goal for safety is the record that was achieved during the first five years of commercial scheduled airline service which, while exposing the passengers to high risks by today's standards, was more than 100 times as safe as government manned space flight,
Burt Rutan
#Safety

I absolutely have to develop a space tourism system that is at least 100 times safer than anything that has flown man into space, and probably significantly more than that.
Burt Rutan
#Space

Today's flight marks a critical turning point in the history of aerospace. We have redefined space travel as we know it.
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#History

Our hope is that this will be a benchmark ... for a lot more people to not only have fun but to reap the benefits that we believe might be there,
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#Fun

Our goal is to show that you can develop a robust, safe manned space program and do it at an extremely low cost.
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#American Scientist #Space

We'll go back to the moon by not learning anything new.
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#American Scientist #Learning

fire in their eyes.
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#Eyes

You're going to be more creative, more innovative, and have a lot more ability to stumble into a big breakthrough.
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#Ability

There will be a new industry. And we are just now in a beginning. I will predict that in 12 or 15 years, there will be tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of people that fly, and see that black sky.
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#Beginning