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2014-04-09 16:21:40

Vehicle Integration Commences MOJAVE, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit has been delivered. AdamWorks engineers, along with XCOR engineers, performed several successful pressure tests before it was packed and shipped to XCOR. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140409/LA01988 The cockpit is the principle major subassembly XCOR needs to begin assembly of the Lynx suborbital spaceplane. "The successful...

2014-04-03 16:20:12

Celebrated Aviator, Commercial Astronaut and Engineer Adds to XCOR's Depth and Experience Base MOJAVE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior Test Pilot. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA97943 As Senior Test Pilot, Binnie will be working with another celebrated pilot and astronaut, XCOR Chief Test Pilot and former Space...

2014-02-21 16:20:21

Short film celebrates how Mojave has become the focal point of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new short film has been released that celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers and companies that are reshaping the aviation and aerospace industry at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The short film - Mojave Air & Space Port: The Modern Day Kitty Hawk - is produced and directed by Tara...

2013-11-19 20:20:05

MOJAVE, Calif. and CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced a significant milestone today, the first successful hot fire of the subscale 2500 lbf thrust XR-5H25 engine in the XCOR(®) and ULA liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131119/LA20417) "The first hot fire of any engine is a major milestone but the first firing of a liquid hydrogen engine in our LH2...

2013-09-23 16:20:10

MOJAVE, Calif. and CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance announced significant progress today in the XCOR/ULA liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development program. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130923/LA84600-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130923/LA84600LOGO-b) "We are happy to announce that we have successfully operated our liquid hydrogen pump at full design flow rate and pressure conditions," said...

Citizen Astronauts Pass Training
2013-09-09 13:21:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Four citizen-astronaut candidates have completed training with flying colors, setting themselves up to fly aboard the XCOR Lynx spacecraft one day under the Citizens in Space program. Citizens in Space is an organization that aims to take the laboratory that space offers to citizen scientists, opening up the door for research in a ground-breaking way. Part of the organization's plan is to allow citizen scientists to fly experiments in...

2013-07-26 08:21:06

Informal Educator and Historian Joins Citizen Astronaut Corps DALLAS, PHILADELPHIA, and WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy, has announced the selection of its fifth citizen-astronaut candidate. Informal educator and aerospace historian Greg Kennedy will join four other citizen-astronaut candidates who are training to fly as payload operators on the Lynx spacecraft, currently under construction by XCOR Aerospace...

2013-03-28 08:21:43

Lynx Cub Payload Carrier Being Developed at Texas A&M COLLEGE STATION, Texas, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new payload carrier promises to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads. The Lynx Cub Payload Carrier was announced today by the United States Rocket Academy. The Lynx Cub Carrier will fly on the XCOR Lynx space plane, now under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and carry up to 12 experiments on each...

2013-03-26 16:21:26

MOJAVE, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace today announced a first in aviation and space history, the firing of a full piston pump-powered rocket engine. This breakthrough is the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day. It is a game changing technology that has the power to fundamentally alter the way we as a society view, visit, and utilize the abundant resources around our planet and in our solar system. (Photo:...

2013-03-14 23:03:15

Luminox Launches Timepieces for Space this Fall San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2013 Luminox announces the Pilot Professional, one in a series of four designs in the new SXC Space Collection slated for release this fall. Designed with input from test pilots and astronauts and with them in mind, the Pilot Professional is an analog watch with digital windows, multi-function capabilities and the added advantage of Luminox Light Technology. The Swiss Analog-Digital movement employed is the...