"Burt toldPopular Mechanics, 'If we make a courageous decision like the goal and program we kicked off for Apollo in 1961, we will see our children or grandchildren in outposts on other planets.' Fortunately, we need not rely solely on governments for expanding humanity's presence beyond the Earth." --Sir Arthur C. Clarke Burt Rutanrs"s Race to Spacechronicles how Burt Rutan has brought the world to the brink of affordable private space travel in the first complete visual record of his hundreds of designs, world records, and elite honors. Included are more than forty aircraft and spacecraft that have successfully flown with the help of his fellow pioneers, from innovative designers to courageous test pilots.
In 2004, Dan Linehan attended the launch of SpaceShipOne when it captured the Ansari X Prize. He has a background in physics and engineering and has written numerous articles about aviation and space. During 2006 and 2007, he spent two months studying wildlife and environmental concerns in Antarctica and its surrounds. Dan lives in Monterey, California.