A multibillion-dollar annual market for space tourism and science flights could emerge within the next five years, projects suborbital spaceflight hopeful XCOR Aerospace, which aims to begin flight tests of its first Lynx reusable launch vehicle by the end of this year. Mojave, Calif.-based XCOR plans to begin final assembly of the Lynx Mark I this month, setting it on course for rocket-powered flights ofup to altitudes of around200,000 ft. beginning in 2013. The initial vehicle is the ...
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