Burt Rutan

1943 - Today

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Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan (; born June 17, 1943) is a retired American aerospace engineer and entrepreneur noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, and energy-efficient air and space craft. He designed the record-breaking Voyager, which in 1986 was the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, and the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, which in 2006 set the world record for the fastest (342 mph/551 km/h in 67 hours) and longest (25,766 miles/41,466 km) nonstop non-refueled circumnavigation flight in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burt Rutan has received more than 693,583 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Burt Rutan is the 254th most popular engineer (down from 225th in 2019), the 6,098th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,055th in 2019) and the 26th most popular American Engineer.

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Among engineers, Burt Rutan ranks 254 out of 325Before him are Eugene Polley, Sergey Chaplygin, Marcel Deprez, Frederick Terman, Hideo Itokawa, and Robert Mallet. After him are Émile Lemoine, Markus Reiner, Fulgence Bienvenüe, Ransom E. Olds, Mal Evans, and Donald Wills Douglas Sr..

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Among people born in 1943, Burt Rutan ranks 373Before him are Oleg Vidov, Bob Hite, Raúl Cubas Grau, Andrej Bajuk, Harry Shearer, and Bernd Patzke. After him are Dave Bing, Albert Lee, Arnaldo Cézar Coelho, Vassilis Alexakis, Steve Miller, and Steven Pressfield.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burt Rutan ranks 6,098 out of 15,968Before him are Zero Mostel (1915), Granville Woods (1856), Forrest Smithson (1884), Joe Jonas (1989), Rachel Ticotin (1958), and Brian Setzer (1959). After him are Shawn Wayans (1971), Norman Mineta (1931), Willie Colón (1950), Eva Angelina (1985), Lassie Lou Ahern (1920), and Pearl White (1889).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Burt Rutan ranks 26Before him are Hendrik Wade Bode (1905), Emily Warren Roebling (1843), Aron Ralston (1975), Rudy Van Gelder (1924), Eugene Polley (1915), and Frederick Terman (1900). After him are Ransom E. Olds (1864), Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (1892), Frances Spence (1922), K. Eric Drexler (1955), Robert Moses (1888), and Butler Lampson (1943).