Now that Burt Rutan has picked up his $10 million check for sending the first privately manned rocket into space, he'll have that much more time to spend on his other hobby: ripping NASA for excessive bureaucracy. Maybe the space agency will figure out how to fight back after NASA scientists crack the code of Rain Man's brain.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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