There are those who say that there are no new aerospace frontiers. Others say, even if there are, that there are no longer any bold inventors, barnstormers or risk-takers able to meet today's challenges. I invite the pessimists and hand-wringers to look closely at this issue's cover and read the stories that begin on p. 64. That Burt Rutan and company would be involved in the quest to provide a means of manned suborbital flight at a reasonable cost should come as a surprise to no one. ...

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