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2013-02-14 20:20:16

MOJAVE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress and confidence in the Lynx(®) suborbital spacecraft program. Greg Claxton joins XCOR where he will lead the Retail Sales Channel, Khaki Rodway has been promoted to lead the Payloads Sales Channel, and Lisa Rigano has been hired to lead Product and Customer Experience Development. Explorers Wanted.(®)...

NASA To Test 13 New Reusable Flight Technologies
2013-01-22 18:50:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said it has selected 13 new technologies to ride along payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will enable participants to demonstrate their technologies, allowing them to touch the edge of space to see how well they will be prepared for the harsh conditions of spaceflight. Las Vegas-based Zero-G Corporation's parabolic...

2013-01-22 12:21:08

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will allow participants to demonstrate their technologies to the edge of space and back, before committing them to the harsh and unforgiving conditions of spaceflight. (Logo:...

2013-01-11 20:20:09

MOJAVE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130111/LA41486) United Kingdom-based Unilever Group and Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced a 22 flight purchase on XCOR Aerospace's Lynx® Mark II suborbital spacecraft for Unilever's space-themed AXEApollo(TM) campaign for the AXE® brand of men's cologne, body spray, shower gels and other...

X-37B Launch Successful
2012-12-11 19:05:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Air Force's mysterious robotic space plane X-37B launched successfully on Tuesday afternoon, kickstarting another one of its secretive missions. The mini-space shuttle spacecraft, also referred to as the OTV-3, flew aboard an Atlas V craft, rocketing towards its orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida just after 1:00 p.m. local time. X-37B is now officially on its third mission which is sure to bring much speculation as to...

2012-12-11 16:20:43

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems developed and manufactured the space flight actuation system and remote interface unit supporting the recent successful flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). The X-37B is a new space vehicle designed by Boeing, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force, to help make access to space more routine, affordable and responsive. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The X-37B OTV is an...

2012-11-14 12:20:42

MOJAVE, Calif. and ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that it has issued the initial phase of a two-phase contract to ATK's Aerospace Structures Division (NYSE: ATK) for the detailed design and manufacture of the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle (RLV) wings and control surfaces. This announcement represents a critical milestone in the march toward assembly, test and entry into commercial service of the Lynx. (Photo:...

2012-10-29 07:20:52

HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonel Rick Searfoss (USAF-ret.) will address teachers at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which takes place at Space Center Houston on February 7-9, 2013. Colonel Searfoss will speak during a session on "Citizen Science and Citizen Space Exploration" presented by Citizens in Space. As a NASA Shuttle pilot and commander, Colonel Searfoss flew into space three times. As chief test pilot for the Lynx reusable spacecraft, now under construction...

2012-09-27 23:04:22

Bye Bye Birdees contracts with Space Expedition for the first commercial daily Suborbital Flights beginning 2014. Benicia, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 Juliet Vercelli-CTC, LS in Benicia, CA recently signed an agreement as a Certified Reseller for Space Expedition Corporation. Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) , a Netherlands company general sales agent for XCOR Aerospace, Inc. This is an exciting adventure as SXC will begin commercial flights in 2014. The operations will take place...

2012-09-25 10:20:10

MOJAVE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that Bryan Campen has joined the company as its Director of Media and Public Relations. Members of the press and media are invited to update their records. Campen will be responsible for implementing XCOR's media and public relations strategy. "The aggressive revenue ramp we saw last year is continuing into 2012 and 2013 which is supporting XCOR's transformation from a small R&D company to the...