Published On: Thu, Mar 31st, 2016

XCOR begins testing private spaceflight later this year

Spaceship-modelWILLEMSTAD - End of this year XCOR Aerospace will begin the testing of space travel with the unit Lynx. At least that's the plan.

Initially the company wanted the first one hundred people into space in 2015 from a launch site here on the island. But technical problems threw a spanner in the works.

According to XCOR the  technology is not yet ready to take tourists into space. The company provides travelers, who pay 125,000 dollars per person a chance to fly 100km up into space and return again. 300 tickets have already been sold.

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