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How XCOR's Lynx Space Plane Works (Infographic)

Details of XCOR's Lynx space plane.
XCOR aims to take paying passengers on a suborbital weightless hop to the edge of space. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics artist)

Lynx is XCOR’s planned suborbital passenger space plane. The craft is designed to use conventional kerosene fuel, take off and land on a standard airport runway and make up to four flights per day.

Lynx carries a pilot and one passenger to an altitude of about 62 miles (100 kilometers), where they experience about 5 minutes of weightlessness.

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