EXCLUSIVE: Xcor’s first astronaut is…

by | Nov 27, 2008 | Commercial human spaceflight, Personal spaceflight, Space tourism, Suborbital | 2 comments

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credit: Xcor Aerospace / caption: Lynx launches an upper stage, another potential use for it 

Hyperbola has learnt the identity of the first customer for Xcor Aerospace’s Lynx suborbital vehicle and this blog can say now thatthe individual is a northern European (no it’s not Richard Branson), is male, is from a country near to Germany, has worked in finance for many years and is a Virgin Galactic customer

Xcor has announced that at a press conference on 2 December it will discuss its technical progress for the Lynx engine and will introduce to the world its first customer-astronaut, which its press release says is a European 

Visit Hyperbola at 1800h GMT (1000h PST) on 2 December to find out the identity of Xcor’s European customer

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credit: Xcor / caption: (L-R) an astronaut, left, talks to Xcor pilot Rick Searfoss

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