The Lynx suborbital vehicle.
A full-scale model of the XCOR Lynx spacecraft under development was on display at the 2012 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight in Las Cruces, N.M.
Lynx Mk. II flight profile showing horizontal takeoff and landing.
Lynx with Dorsal payload Pod showing ATSA Telescope Payload (Lynx Mk. III USA only).
The view inside the cockpit of a model Lynx suborbital space plane from XCOR Aerospace.
SPACE.com reporter Clara Moskowitz sits inside a mockup of the XCOR Lynx suborbital spaceship.
This Lynx concept art shows a couple human figures for scale reference.
This Lynx concept art shows the spacecraft from a low angle.
This Lynx concept art shows detail of the spacecraft including the cockpit.
The Lynx wind tunnel model with complete set of control surfaces
XCOR Aerospace employees study the Lynx spacecraft model.
5K18 engine testing for the Lynx spacecraft continues through winter and spring in the High Desert. Image released March 24, 2009.
An artist's rendition of XCOR Aerospace's Lynx space plane high above the Earth. Roughly the size of a small private airplane, the craft is designed to make several flights a day into a zero-gravity environment.
XCOR Aerospace's Lynx spacecraft is shown launching into space with a science payload on its dorsal side in this artist's illustration.
Still from animation shows a typical sub-orbital mission of XCOR's tourist-class vehicle.
XCOR's methane rocket successfully passing a test in the Mojave Desert. The technology could make planets and moons into space-based refueling stations.
This diagram from XCOR Aerospace shows where science payloads will be placed on its Lynx space plane during suborbital spaceflights.
XCOR Aerospace is making progress in putting together its suborbital business plans. The group is also engaged in future rocket races based on their EZ-Rocket design. Image
Engine engineering for XCOR Aerospace is led by Jeff Greason - a Mojave, California firm. XCOR is providing the rocket engine and integration work for the Rocket Racing League's X-Racer rocket planes. Image
Le Roy Gillead (right), one of the 401 original Tuskegee Airmen who helped integrate the U.S. military, was awarded a free ride to suborbital space aboard XCOR Aerospace's Lynx vehicle in 2009. He hopes to blast off in 2013.