Our hero: XCOR Lynx
XCOR Lynx is a remarkable spacecraft. We offer a seat aboard the Lynx Mark I and Lynx Mark II for the ultimate space experience: Be part of the mission, not just a passenger!
Lynx carries only two people; the pilot-astronaut and you, the spaceflight participant, in the right seat. You are in the best seat, up front with the action, watching every moment of the spaceflight unfold. You are truly part of the mission, not just cargo. This also means that you will be given a suitable “call sign,” a pilot nickname.
A GIANT CANOPY
We understand that you did not travel this far to look at the Earth through a tiny airline window. The Lynx cockpit canopy offers a nearly 360 degree view from above, making it the most impressive theater on—or off of—Earth. Space tourism will be changed forever.
LYNX IS SELF-PROPELLED
Lynx is unique compared to all other forms of spaceflight. Its four powerful rocket engines propel it right from the runway. In Lynx the experience starts immediately from T=0. You are supersonic in one minute, and Mach 2.9 at T+180 seconds.
LYNX IS SIMPLE
The Lynx design is simple, which makes it safer and economical. This enables us to offer well-priced tickets, and make space accessible to many more people than ever before.
LYNX IS TRULY REUSABLE
A lot of thought has gone into building an environmentally friendly spacecraft. Lynx is constructed of lightweight materials, and powered by reusable rocket engines, which run on kerosine and liquid oxygen. Lynx rocket engines are designed for thousands of flights, a true breakthrough in the history of rocket development.
LYNX IS UNIQUE
After reaching maximum altitude, Lynx glides back to Earth. One of the unique characteristics of Lynx is that the pilot can choose to switch the rocket engine on and off during flight, a singular advantage in terms of flexibility and flight safety.
IT IS A SCIENTIFIC PLATFORM
Lynx will carry out scientific programs on almost every flight. So while you are enjoying a life-changing experience, you may also contribute to scientific research which benefits all of us. For more information on XCOR's scientific programs and payload capabilities click here.
Length: 27.9 feet / 8.51 m
Wingspan: 24.0 feet / 7.3 m
Height: 7.22 feet / 2.2 m
Crew: 2 (incl. pilot)
Propulsion: 4 x XR-5K18 Liquid Fueled re-ignitable rocket engines
Max. thrust: 11,600 lbs
Canopy surface: 45.2 ft2 / 4.2 m2