XCOR: A Brief History

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


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 ( 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.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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