posted on Mar, 26 2008 @ 03:07 PM
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.