‘Space legend’ to speak at Air Force museum this month

National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinees Burt and Dick Rutan will speak at the series event on Feb. 22 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The goal of the series is to “educate, honor and inspire.”

Elbert “Burt” Rutan — 1995 Enshrinee — is an aeronautical and space legend who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is an aerospace engineer, investor and test pilot, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Richard “Dick” Rutan — 2002 Enshrinee — is a decorated combat pilot, test pilot and inventor. He earned both his driver’s and pilot’s licenses on his 16th birthday, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Ticket prices range from $15 to $225. Tickets are available at afmuseum.com/livinghistory or by calling 937-656-9631.

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