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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...

Sep 25, 2012, 13:50 ET

Bryan Campen Joins XCOR As Director of Media and Public Relations

XCOR Aerospace announced today that Bryan Campen has joined the company as its Director of Media and Public Relations.  Members of the press...

Jul 24, 2012, 12:18 ET
The Lynx Payload User's Guide is now available online from XCOR Aerospace.  The Lynx is a suborbital vehicle capable of multiple missions including suborbital research and space tourism.  The Lynx is being fabricated at XCOR's headquarters in Mojave, CA. XCOR recently announced the opening of a new R&D headquarters in Midland, TX in addition to its Mojave operating location.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Releases Payload Users Guide for Lynx Suborbital Vehicle

 XCOR Aerospace announced today that the Lynx suborbital vehicle's Payload User's Guide (PUG) is now available online from XCOR's website...

Jul 09, 2012, 15:52 ET
XCOR Chief Test Pilot Richard Searfoss shows Texas Governor Rick Perry a full sized Lynx model unveiled during a ceremony held at the Midland International Airport, where XCOR will open a new R&D headquarters.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace And Midland Development Corporation Announce Establishment Of XCOR's New Commercial Spaceflight R&D Center Headquarters

 The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced today the establishment of XCOR's new Commercial Space...

Jun 20, 2012, 14:05 ET

XCOR and Excalibur Almaz sign MOU for suborbital training services

Excalibur Almaz Limited (EA), a commercial aerospace company based on the Isle of Man, British Isles, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)...

Jun 07, 2012, 14:39 ET

XCOR Aerospace Announces Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) As General Sales Agent For Space Tourism Flights

 With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, "Space Program: Mars" as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) as...

May 24, 2012, 06:00 ET
Shop Mechanic Ray Fitting plumbs the Lynx LOX pump for a test.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

Liquid Oxygen Piston Pump Ready for Reusable Space Flight

XCOR announced today that it has achieved a key technical milestone with its flight weight rocket piston pump hardware.  XCOR engineers have...

May 16, 2012, 07:00 ET
XCOR suborbital ticket winner Jennifer Brisco sits in a full size model of the Lynx cockpit at the Spacecraft Technology Expo.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace Announces Lynx Suborbital Flight Winner

XCOR Aerospace today announced the grand prize winner of a trip aboard the Lynx Mark I suborbital launch vehicle.  XCOR Chief Operating...

May 03, 2012, 23:37 ET
XCOR's experimental motorcycle has been modified to perform wear testing on rocket fuel pump bearing technology.  The method represents a significant cost savings for long duration testing versus normal methods.  (PRNewsFoto/XCOR Aerospace)

XCOR Aerospace Hits Route 66 With Experimental Motorcycle

  XCOR's innovative piston pump technology took a ride from Roswell, NM to Mojave, CA in April 2012.   "We debated how best to put many...