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Meet Lynx: XCOR Aerospace's Winged Space Plane (Gallery)

Lynx Space Plane: Launch View

XCOR Aerospace / Mike Massee

An artist's depiction of XCOR Aerospace's suborbital Lynx spacecraft.

Lynx Space Plane: Artist's View

XCOR Aerospace / Mike Massee

An artist's illustration of the Lynx space plane built by XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, Calif.

Lynx with ATSA Telescope

XCOR Aerospace

Lynx with Dorsal payload Pod showing ATSA Telescope Payload (Lynx Mk. III USA only).

Lynx Mk. II Flight Profile

XCOR Aerospace

Lynx Mk. II flight profile showing horizontal takeoff and landing.

XCOR Lynx Model

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

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 Cockpit

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

The view inside the cockpit of a model Lynx suborbital space plane from XCOR Aerospace.

Lynx Model

Clara Moskowitz/SPACE.com

SPACE.com reporter Clara Moskowitz sits inside a mockup of the XCOR Lynx suborbital spaceship.

Lynx Concept Art with People for Scale

XCOR Aerospace

This Lynx concept art shows a couple human figures for scale reference.

Lynx Concept Art Low Angle

XCOR Aerospace

This Lynx concept art shows the spacecraft from a low angle.

Lynx Concept Art Cockpit Detail

XCOR Aerospace

This Lynx concept art shows detail of the spacecraft including the cockpit.

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