Budget Space Airline Now Taking Reservations—Got $95k?

XCOR Aerospace is throwing their hat into the ring, offering budget return flights to space for less than half what Richard Branson is asking for. Who do they think they are, the JetBlue of the interplanetary travel world? » 7/30/10 4:40am 7/30/10 4:40am

XCOR Lynx Bringing Sports Car-esque Travel to Space

A two-seater spaceship smaller than a private jet that will take people up for a 25-minute space flight, is being launched in Mojave today. According to the Lynx Mark 1's makers, Xcor Aerospace, the spacecraft is expected to be at the test-flight stage by 2010. The two-seater craft has room for one passenger besides… » 3/26/08 9:47am 3/26/08 9:47am

New Rocket Engine to Get Us to Mars with 20% Greater Efficiency

That's a picture of XCOR Aerospace's new liquid methane and liquid oxygen powered engine, a prototype of what could be launching future rockets to the Moon and Mars. The private space firm created the engine, which is about 20% more efficient than traditional hypergol engines that power trips today, with funding from… » 1/22/07 9:26am 1/22/07 9:26am