I'm really surprised this doesn't generate more interest in here.
I'm not. Most a.net users are dorks who care more about the registration number of the SIA A346 that flew to LAX
yesterday than cool stuff like this.
Best of luck to Scaled!
I remember my mother saying that Rutan was up to something. This was years ago when we attended an AIAA dinner that he was speaking at in Huntsville. He never comes to Huntsville, pretty much, then all of a sudden he's giving two talks here in one year? (the AIAA talk on the future of spaceflight, and an EAA Chapter Meeting talk at Moontown Airport).
Huntsville, you'll remember, is where they designed the SSME, the most powerful and complex engine ever built in the history of mankind. But Burt was just looking for a reliable and inexpensive 10,000 lbs motor.