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Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites was founded in 1982 in Mojave, California by famous aircraft designer Burt Rutan[?]. The company was founded to develop experimental aircraft, but now focuses on designing and developing concept craft and prototype fabrication processes for aircraft and other vehicles. It is known for interesting designs and for its use of non-metal, composite materials.

The company made a splash in April 2003 when it unveiled that it was working on a personal spacecraft, in an attempt to with the X Prize for the first private, manned spaceflight.

Rutan is probably best known for his Voyager aircraft[?], which his brother, Dick Rutan[?], and Jeanna Yaeger[?] flew around the world without refueling, in 1986.



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