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Wanna Trip To Space? To Raise Money, Mars One Is Offering A Lynx Joyride

by Elizabeth Howell September 8, 2014

Private trips to space are pricey, but from time to time contests come up that offer even those of modest means the chance to get there. Take Mars One’s latest publicity campaign, which is to offer a chance for a trip upon the (so-far-unflown-in-space) Lynx spacecraft in exchange for donating to the organization, which plans […]

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Support a Good Cause To Win a Trip To Space

by Jason Major June 26, 2014

Well, technically not space*, but suborbital, and that’d still be way cool! And what’s even cooler is that you can enter to win a trip on an XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital flight while helping to support a good cause of your choice, courtesy of The Urgency Network’s “Ticket to Rise” campaign. Check out the dramatic spaceflight-packed […]

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XCOR to Move Operations Near Kennedy Space Center

by Nancy Atkinson August 23, 2012

Kennedy Space Center is getting a new neighbor: XCOR Aerospace announced they intend to establish an operational base in Florida, and also hope to build a manufacturing and assembly center for the XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital reusable launch vehicles. “Looking over the KSC Visitor Complex grounds and seeing the history of U.S. human spaceflight […]

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On The Hunt For High-Altitude Microorganisms

by Jason Major May 20, 2012

The United States Rocket Academy has announced an open call for entries in its High Altitude Astrobiology Challenge, a citizen science project that will attempt to collect samples of microbes that may be lurking in Earth’s atmosphere at the edge of space. Jason Major on Google+

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XCOR Lynx Slated to Fly New Suborbital Telescope

by Nancy Atkinson July 13, 2011

Commercial space company XCOR Aerospace has signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Planetary Science Institute, laying the groundwork for flying a human-operated telescope on board XCOR’s Lynx spacecraft. The Atsa Suborbital Observatory is a specially designed telescope for use in suborbital space vehicles, and when used with commercial suborbital vehicles, PSI says it will […]

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