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

The Lynx Wind Tunnel Model with Control Surfaces

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The Lynx wind tunnel model with complete set of control surfaces

Lynx Model Group

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XCOR Aerospace employees study the Lynx spacecraft model.

XCOR 5K18 Engine Testing

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5K18 engine testing for the Lynx spacecraft continues through winter and spring in the High Desert. Image released March 24, 2009.

XCOR Unveils New Suborbital Rocketship

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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 Lynx Spacecraft With Payload

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XCOR Aerospace's Lynx spacecraft is shown launching into space with a science payload on its dorsal side in this artist's illustration.

XCOR - Flight of the Lynx

Still from animation shows a typical sub-orbital mission of XCOR's tourist-class vehicle.

Methane Rocket Engine Successfully Tested

Mike Massee/XCOR

XCOR's methane rocket successfully passing a test in the Mojave Desert. The technology could make planets and moons into space-based refueling stations.

XCOR Aerospace Lynx Space Plane: Science Payload Diagram

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This diagram from XCOR Aerospace shows where science payloads will be placed on its Lynx space plane during suborbital spaceflights.

Private Spaceflight: Shifting into Fast Forward

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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

XCOR Aerospace CEO Jeff Greason

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XCOR Aerospace CEO Jeff Greason.

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