The Cooper-Hewett National Design Museum has awarded Burt Rutan its 2005 Product Design Award.
"The Product Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional or exemplary work in the design of consumer goods, technology, or home and office furnishings."
Rutan today is no different from the early aviation pioneers possessing the rare combination of intelligence, discipline and leadership. He doesn't just explore the corners of the envelope, he makes it bigger. Lots bigger.