Time Magazine To Name SpaceShipOne "Invention Of The Year"
2004 has been very, very good to Burt Rutan. His homebuilt
spaceship flew into space not just once, but three times... coming
home safely each time (but not without a few moments of "maximum
pucker"), he made a deal to build the first generation of space
touring vessels, and he's been lauded far and wide for bring the
excitement back into the space age. Now... he's getting one more,
albeit VERY influential, feather in his cap. Time Magazine will be
naming SpaceShipOne 2004 Invention of the Year by Time magazine in
its annual Coolest Inventions issue.