Dutch World Cup Team Misses Out on Free Trips to Space

Lynx cockpit view. (Credit: XCOR)
Lynx cockpit view. (Credit: XCOR)

There will be no free trips to space aboard XCOR’s Lynx for members of the Dutch World Cup team.

After 120 minutes of scoreless football, the Dutch national team fell to Argentina 4-2 in penalty kicks on Wednesday. The win sent Argentina to the World Cup final against Germany on Sunday. The Dutch will play Brazil in the third-place match on Saturday.

XCOR Space Expeditions had offered the Dutch players free rides to space aboard its Lynx suborbital spacecraft if they won the World Cup this year. XCOR Space Expeditions is based in the Netherlands.