Rutan: SpaceShipTwo to Be At Least As Safe as 1920’s Airplanes

Burt Rutan is quoted in Business Week on the safety of the SpaceShipTwo suborbital space tourism vehicle he is building for Virgin Galactic:

The price of this amazing experience? Initially, around USD$200,000. And how safe is it? We’ll let Rutan answer: “This is designed to be at least as safe as the early airliners in the 1920s…

Don’t believe anyone that tells you that the safety will be the same as a modern airliner, which has been around for 70 years.”

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