XCOR Aerospace to Launch Passenger Suborbital Flights
Fibre Glast customer XCOR Aerospace is entering into the space tourism industry with their Lynx Spacecraft. This two-seat, piloted ship will take passengers on a 1/2 hour suborbital flight. Like a regular aircraft, the Lynx will launch and return in a horizontal position. A rocket propulsion system will take the craft supersonic to 330,000 ft, where passengers will experience weightlessness and the view of the earth below before gliding back to the original runway.
XCOR plans to begin test flights in 2011 and begin taking tourists shortly thereafter. So, what’s the price tag on this once in a lifetime experience? – $95,000