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XCOR announces ticket sales plans and prices
Posted: Wed, Dec 3, 2008, 8:19 AM ET (1319 GMT)
XCOR Lynx vehicle illustration (Mike Massee/XCOR) XCOR Aerospace, a company developing a suborbital piloted spacecraft, announced Tuesday its plans to sell tickets for customers to fly on that vehicle. XCOR is partnering with RocketShip Tours, a new travel agency, to sell tickets for $95,000 each for flights on the Lynx vehicle. RocketShip Tours will provide customers with a five-day training experience before the flight. The first customer to fly on the Lynx will be Per Wimmer, a Danish investment banker and adventurer. XCOR said they had sold 22 tickets even before Tuesday's announcement. XCOR is continuing development of the Lynx, a two-seat winged rocketplane that will reach a peak altitude of a just over 60 kilometers, with commercial flights anticipated to begin in 2011.
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