A multibillion-dollar annual market for space tourism and launch services 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 year-end. Mojave, Calif.-based XCOR plans to begin final assembly of the Lynx Mark I this month, setting it on course for rocket-powered flights up to altitudes of 200,000 ft. beginning in 2013. The initial vehicle is the development ...


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