New Details on Flights Booked for XCOR Lynx 7/13/12
July 13, 2012
Midland - The United States Rocket Academy is welcoming XCOR Aeospace's announcement of setting up a Research and Development center in Midland.
Several companies have also shown interest, already booking flights into out space.
The United States Rocket Academy has acquired a contract for 10 flights on the XCOR Lynx.
The non-profit's Citizens in Space program is going to select 100 citizen-science experiments and 10 citizen astronauts to fly as payload operators.
Two of three citizen astronaut candidates are from Texas and are already in training.
Seven more are going to be selected over the next one to two years.
Southwest Research Institute has acquired six flights on the XCOR Lynx.
CBS7 has also learned that Texas A and M University in College Station has signed an agreement to act as a payload integrator for XCOR Aerospace.