Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites is an aerospace and specialty composites development company located in Mojave, California (about 80 miles north of Los Angeles). Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling, and manufacturing, specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication, and developmental flight test. It is best known for its design and manufacture of the SpaceShipOne space plane, which won the Ansari X Prize, and the super-fuel efficient, lightweight GlobalFlyer and Voyager aircraft, which hold the current and previous world non-stop distance records for powered planes. Among Scaled's current projects are development of the Virgin Galactic spaceship passenger-carrying space plane.


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