January 6, 2005 – The accolades keep coming for EAAer Burt Rutan, SpaceShipOne creator whose invention launched to suborbital space last year to win the $10 million Ansari X Prize. This time, business magazine Inc. has named the visionary homebuilder Entrepreneur of the Year for 2004. In his January 2005 cover story, David H. Freedman writes, “Rutan has hit a big milestone, one that could ignite a revolution and even change the way we view the universe?Rutan managed to send human beings out of the atmosphere without the benefit of an army of engineers and hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds. Instead, he did it the same way a fast-growth software or biotech company develops products-with a small team, angel funding, freewheeling management, a willingness to take big risks, and a belief that serious profit lay on the far side.”

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