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08/31/2013 - 4:00pm - 4:29pm
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PSIP Description: 
The legendary air and spacecraft designer shares his outlook on the future of space exploration.
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"Putting yourself in the position to have failure is a requirement to have a breakthrough." Burt Rutan Accepting failure as part of the process to a breakthrough is essential to push beyond the boundaries of what we think we can accomplish. This is what inspires us to innovate and gives us the freedom to explore. According to legendary air and spacecraft designer, Burt Rutan, inspiration for innovation starts in childhood - between the ages of 4 and 14. Burt's fascination with airplanes and flying began when he was a young boy. He built model planes and got his pilot's license at 15. Throughout his amazing career, he has inspired generations. The milestones in his career are numerous. Five of his designs hang in the Smithsonian including the Voyager and SpaceShipOne. And Burt recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Air and Space Museum. In this episode, Burt shares shared his outlook on the future of space exploration, and the importance of keeping our youth inspired so they can create the breakthroughs of the future.