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2-Seat Rocket Planned for Space Tourism

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posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES — A California aerospace company plans to enter the space tourism industry with a two-seat rocket ship capable of suborbital flights to altitudes more than 37 miles above the Earth.

The Lynx, about the size of a small private plane, is expected to begin flying in 2010, according to developer Xcor Aerospace, which planned to release details of the design at a news conference Wednesday.

Powered by a hybrid engine — the gas nitrous oxide combined with rubber as a solid fuel — SpaceShipTwo will be flown by two pilots and carry up to six passengers who will pay about $200,000 apiece for the ride.




posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:47 PM
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Its a neat idea...but we can't even guarantee 100% that airplanes won't crash...let alone a tourist space ship that goes into space...I'd want to see how the first few flights went before I'd pay for that. Plus- who knows whats really out there- that little plane/ship is at risk for anything from comets to satellites...
or even UFOs dare I say. I wouldn't be surprised to see something from the government up there...which is why I think that they'd make you sign a contract that you couldn't talk about whats going on up there or take pictures/video. Technology is at its highest point that we know of right now- anythings possible I guess in this day and age.



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