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XCOR: A Brief History

  • Erik Seedhouse
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

In 1999, XCOR comprised four employees who had just been laid off from Rotary Rocket. With no money, no investors, and little in the way of a business plan, they decided to strike out on their own and founded XCOR (www.xcor.com). Fifteen years and US$45 million (mostly raised from venture funds) later, XCOR is on the threshold of commercial suborbital passenger operations – all for US$150,000 a ticket.

Keywords

Rocket Engine Rocket Motor Space Adventure Ticket Price Federal Aviation Administration 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
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  1. 1.Commercial Space OperationsEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

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