This Antelope Valley Press link says Burt Rutan had heart surgery on Feb 7 at UCLA.
I hope Mr. Rutan can get a vacation soon. He is not young, and the stress of Scaled's biggest project ever, Space Ship 2; along with the deaths of people on his team last summer during the cold flow rocket test accident have to be taking a toll.
I hope he has someone he can trust to run things at Scaled for awhile.
Maybe Northrop has someone in mind...