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What happens to Scaled Composites after Burt Rutan?

Burt Rutan founded Scaled Composites in 1982 and over three decades drove its research into such risky projects as the round-the-world flight of Voyager and the atmosphere-topping climb of SpaceShipOne. But Rutan retired from Scaled Composites seven months ago, and moved from southern California’s Antelope Valley to a lake on the foothills of northern Idaho’s […]

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Is the ‘Super Talon’ Northrop Grumman’s next surprise?

Northrop Grumman’s advanced development team has been busy lately. The last two years has yielded the revelations of MUVR, Wild Thing, MQ-X and, most recently, Firebird. Now, another secret concept may have leaked outside Northrop’s version of Skunk Works. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Northrop has applied to register the rights to […]

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SPOTTED: Mystery aircraft near Beale AFB? [UPDATE: Solved!]

UPDATE: Well done, @Lightndattic. It looks like we found our answer. The aircraft appears to be the Scaled Composites Model 355, which is surprisingly a manned aircraft, according to the photo above, which was posted two weeks ago on Flickr. The FAA’s registration database says the experimental aircraft was built in 2010 and its serial […]

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