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

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1 Jamaica { 02.14.16 at 4:08 am }

Please tell Bob I love his retro rockets! Why don’t we ever see any of this work at ConQuesT, August Art Night, or the Holiday Visual Feast?This masuhp post is so complex it’s hard to respond to your questions, but here are some thoughts: I followed Dragon’s flight with great enthusiasm, and I am delighted that the mission was so successful. Elon Musk is also the motivating force behind the Tesla electric car, and I’ve been fascinated by his career for some time now. And if I could afford a ticket, of course I’d go! On the eugenics question, I think that gene-testing fetuses is inevitable, and that anyone concerned with medical ethics should be watching this issue closely. There are many benefits to be derived from gene therapy and screenings but the lessons of the past must be heeded. Unfortunately, humans tend to have difficulty with that!And I absolutely loved Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech! Thanks for posting it!Jan S. Gephardt recently posted..

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