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May 08, 2015, 00:00 ET
The Lynx Mark I manned suborbital spacecraft under construction at XCOR Aerospace in Mojave, CA.  XCOR announced today the bonding of the strakes on to the vehicle, a major milestone in completing the craft.   Credit: Mike Massee / XCOR

XCOR Aerospace Announces Strakes Bonded to Lynx Mark I Spacecraft: One Step Closer to Full Assembly

XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that it has bonded the XCOR Lynx Mark I strakes to the Lynx spacecraft fuselage. Lynx Mark I is currently...

Mar 16, 2015, 00:00 ET
John H. (Jay) Gibson named as new CEO of XCOR Aerospace

XCOR Aerospace Announces Jay Gibson As New Chief Executive Officer

 XCOR Aerospace, Inc. announced today that executive John H. (Jay) Gibson II has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President of the...

Dec 18, 2014, 15:03 ET
The XCOR Lynx suborbital spacecraft under construction at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA.  Credit: Mike Massee / XCOR

In Pictures: XCOR announces further progress on the XCOR Lynx Spacecraft

 The XCOR Lynx® suborbital spacecraft continues to make rapid progress towards final assembly. Immediately after bonding the cockpit to...

Dec 11, 2014, 07:00 ET

XCOR Presents New Platforms For Suborbital Science at AGU

 XCOR Aerospace® presents new instruments for solar observation and atmospheric phenomena measurement, alongside its full scale Lynx®...

Nov 24, 2014, 14:40 ET
The XCOR Lynx Spacecraft full scale model will be on display at the AGU 2014 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Science takes off as XCOR Lynx lands at American Geophysical Union's 2014 Fall Meeting

 XCOR Aerospace will be at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) annual meeting – and taking its full scale Lynx® spacecraft model...

Nov 20, 2014, 07:00 ET

XCOR Aerospace Announces Latest Milestone in ULA Program

 XCOR Aerospace® today announced it has completed the latest test series for the liquid hydrogen engine it is developing for United Launch...

Oct 07, 2014, 07:00 ET
Engineer Mark Street performs a final check on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft cockpit. (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Lynx Spacecraft development in pictures

 XCOR Aerospace® today announced marked progress on the path to commercial space flight with the integration of the cockpit to the...

Sep 17, 2014, 11:36 ET

Midland International Airport Receives Historic Federal Aviation Administration Spaceport License Approval

In a joint release today, the Midland International Airport, Midland Development Corporation, XCOR Aerospace and Orbital Outfitters announced the...

Aug 15, 2014, 11:30 ET

XCOR Breaking Down Walls with Midland - One Step Closer to Space

At 10am this morning, just feet from the runway which will rocket XCOR® Lynx® customers to space and back, Midland Development...

Aug 13, 2014, 12:16 ET
The XCOR Lynx Spacecraft full scale model will be on display at Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival 2014 at the Monterey Jet Center on August 13, 2014. (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Lynx Spacecraft Lands at Monterey Jet Center

XCOR Aerospace presents its XCOR® Lynx® spacecraft full scale model as part of tonight's Gordon McCall's Motorworks Revival 2014, at the...

Jun 30, 2014, 07:00 ET

XCOR Aerospace Acquires Space Expedition Corporation

 XCOR Aerospace announced today that it has closed the acquisition of all operational subsidiaries of Space Expedition Corporation, the...

May 27, 2014, 08:00 ET
XCOR received CFIUS approval for first close of series B financing - $14.2 million investment led by dutch investors will be used to bring the Lynx suborbital spaceplane to market.  (XCOR Aerospace) (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

CFIUS Approval Clears XCOR Aerospace's First Close of Series B Financing

 XCOR Aerospace announced today that the United States Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has approved the...

Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 ET
Actor and musician John Corbett and XCOR Chief Test Pilot Richard Searfoss climb aboard the Lynx replica at Celebrity Fight Night XX on Saturday, April 12th in Phoenix, Arizona. (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

Actor John Corbett and XCOR Aerospace Garner Nearly Quarter Million Dollars at Celebrity Fight Night

Actor John Corbett is better known for his roles in movies and popular TV shows such as Northern Exposure, Sex in The City and My Big Fat Greek...

Apr 09, 2014, 14:13 ET
The XCOR(R) Lynx(R) Mark I cockpit in its shipping cradle; in the background the fuselage and liquid oxygen tank being prepped for integration and testing.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace Receives Lynx Mark I Cockpit

 XCOR Aerospace announced today that the XCOR® Lynx® Mark I cockpit has been delivered. AdamWorks engineers, along with XCOR...

Apr 03, 2014, 13:41 ET
Commercial Astronaut Brian Binnie joins XCOR Aerospace.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace Announces Brian Binnie as Newest Test Pilot

XCOR Aerospace announced today that celebrated aviator, test pilot, engineer and commercial astronaut Brian Binnie has joined the company as Senior...

Nov 19, 2013, 17:30 ET
The XCOR XR-5H25 engine was hot fired for the first time at the XCOR test site located on the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace, Mike Massee / XCOR Aero)

Hot Fire: XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance Achieve Major Milestone in Liquid Hydrogen Engine Program

XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced a significant milestone today, the first successful hot fire of the subscale 2500 lbf...

Sep 23, 2013, 13:43 ET
The XCOR hydrogen rocket propellant piston pump is seen in this photograph courtesy XCOR Aerospace.  XCOR and United Launch Alliance today announced an important milestone in their liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development program. (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance Announce Important Milestone in Liquid Hydrogen Engine Program

XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance announced significant progress today in the XCOR/ULA liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development...

Mar 26, 2013, 14:31 ET
The XCOR Lynx main rocket engine, shown here being tested in Mojave is powered by XCOR's unique and groundbreaking rocket propellant piston pumps.  This breakthrough propulsion system is the foundation for fully reusable spacecraft that can fly multiple times per day, every day.  XCOR is building the Lynx, a fully reusable suborbital spacecraft.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace Announces Significant Propulsion Milestone on Lynx Suborbital Vehicle

 XCOR Aerospace today announced a first in aviation and space history, the firing of a full piston pump-powered rocket engine. This...

Feb 14, 2013, 18:10 ET

XCOR Advances Business Development Team

 A trio of new senior appointments in the Business Development Team were announced today at XCOR Aerospace, signaling the continued progress...

Jan 11, 2013, 18:40 ET
Unilever buys 22 spaceflights on XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle for global AXE campaign contest.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

Unilever Buys 22 Flights on XCOR Aerospace's Lynx® Suborbital Spacecraft For Global AXE® Campaign

Commercial spaceflight is entering the main stream and looking (and smelling) quite good!   United Kingdom-based Unilever Group and Space...