Published On: Thu, Apr 10th, 2014

Cockpit Lynx is ready

Spaceship-model

WILLEMSTAD - Fly into space from Hato Airport is one step closer to reality. The cockpit of the spacecraft to be built, Lynx, has been tested and approved. According to the owner of XCOR Aerospace, it is an important step in the development of the aircraft and the space program in Curacao.

If planning is successful, the start the commercial space from Curacao will be in 2015.

The Lynx is a suborbital horizontal-takeoff, horizontal-landing (HTHL), rocket-powered space plane under development by the California-based company XCOR to compete in the emerging suborbital spaceflight market. The Lynx is projected to carry one pilot, a ticketed passenger, and/or a payload or small satellites above 100 km altitude. As of August 2012, the passenger ticket was projected to cost $95,000.

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