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#218962 - 28th Mar 2008 11:56pm Xcor rockets into private space flight
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Xcor Aerospace announced its intention to offer private suborbital space flights in 2010. The company plans to build the Lynx, a two-seat spaceship that is about the size of a private aircraft. The Lynx will let passengers experience weightlessness at the edge of outer space for about four and a half minutes.

"Lynx will be the greatest ride off Earth," said XCOR test pilot, former pilot, astronaut, and Space Shuttle commander, Col. Rick Searfoss (USAF-Ret.). He notes that passengers will be able to see stars and the Earth from space while riding up front in the spaceship, sitting next to the pilot.

Xcor has been developing rocket propulsion systems for nine years. It claims that the Lynx will be fully reusable, burn cleanly, and will have minimal impact on the environment.




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#218976 - 29th Mar 2008 10:17am Re: Xcor rockets into private space flight [Re: BMW Joe]
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Has that private rockerteer thing been won?
First private space rocket in space and NASA was giving a Million Dollars as first prize or a Billion Dollars??

Looks neat.
I do wonder if that much glass will be used to go that high
on the roof of the cock pit.
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