Upcoming SXC Events and Founders Program

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Please let us know if you are interested in attending one or more events/training missions, and we will provide you with more details:

  • October 16th – October 19th: Zero-G Training Mission in Moscow, Russia
  • October 25th: Zero-G training in Bordeaux, France
  • November 5th: Desdemona Training Mission at TNO Soesterberg, the Netherlands
  • November 6th: L-39 Training Mission at KLS Flight Academy Eelde, the Netherlands
  • December: SXC ’s Annual Christmas Party date to be announced.

Join today! Please contact our Astronaut Relations Manager.

Founder Program

Don’t miss out, there are still tickets left for our Founder program!

If you want to go to outer space (above 103 km altitude, real astronaut) there is still some place left in our FOUNDER program (first 100 to above 100); and for the others we have our FUTURE ASTRONAUT program (101st and up to above 100 km). Join today please contact Rogier Kroymans.

Milky Way Mission to Send Celebrity into Space on Lynx

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Sony Pictures Television is set to launch a reality series in which the winner would fly into space:

Milky Way Mission, created by Tuvalu Media and Simpel Media, features 10 celebrities living in a special bootcamp where they undergo a rigorous and intensive training program in preparation to become an astronaut. (The Mark Burnett series is said to feature non-celebrity contestants). Each week the stars face a series of extreme physical and mental challenges, with final rounds taking place at the launch site in Mojave, CA. The series already has been sold to Dutch network Nederland 1, which has commissioned eight hour-long episodes.

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Bob Geldof Completes SXC Training Simulation

Bob Geldof with SXC Founder Harry van Hulten. (Credit: SXC)
Bob Geldof with SXC Founder Harry van Hulten. (Credit: SXC)

Amsterdam, 26 September 2013 (SXC PR) — Today Bob Geldof completed his first SXC training mission at the space flight simulator Desdemona in The Netherlands. He was very impressed by the realistic flight simulation of the XCOR Lynx spacecraft and is now even more excited about his actual flight to space with SXC.

Geldof added that the simulator is a fantastic device, the power of its thrust is amazing and the experience of it all actually makes you want to stay up longer.

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Irish Singer: I Don’t Like Monday, But Space is A-OK

sxc_logoAmsterdam, 11 September 2013 (SXC PR) — Earlier today Space Expedition Corporation formally confirmed the news that singer, philantropist and Nobel Price nominee Sir Bob Geldof has secured a seat in one of their upcoming flights, that way officially becoming an astronaut.

Geldof said: “Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honor but pretty mind-blowing. The first rock astronaut space rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the Planet! Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime.”

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Virgin Galactic, XCOR Suborbital Ticket Sales Surpass 850

SpaceShipTwo in powered flight. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)
SpaceShipTwo in powered flight. (Credit: Virgin Galactic)

Virgin Galactic and XCOR have combined to sell 855 tickets for suborbital space rides, according to media reports today.

In an appearance before the Aero Club of Washington, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said his company has sold 625 reservations worth $125 million in deposits. Meanwhile, Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) has reservations for about 230 flights of XCOR’s Lynx suborbital space plane.

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Buzz Aldrin Joins SXC Advisory Board

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Amsterdam, 18 July 2013 (SXC PR)
— Earlier today, Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced that Second Man on the Moon and living space exploration icon Buzz Aldrin will be their new honorary member of The Advisory Board. Aldrin will play an active role in the company’s final preparations for their first planned Spaceflight with commercial participant-astronauts end of 2014.

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SXC Expands Operations into Asia

sxc_logoHong Kong, July 8, 2013 (SXC PR) – Space Expedition Corporation (SXC) announced its expansion into Asia today, marking another milestone in the space tourism industry. The Asia division of the company–SXC Asia–will be responsible for all the sales and marketing initiatives in the region, including recruiting and training highly qualified Space Tourism Specialists. The head office will be based in Hong Kong. The expansion will strengthen SXC’s customer network in Asia, especially in Greater China, and take SXC one step closer to making space travel more accessible and affordable.

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SXC Marketing Effort Expands into Thailand

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Nonthaburi, Thailand (Khiri Voyages PR) — SXC says that Space travel is no longer the exclusive domain of governments. It is now coming into reach for private individuals and organizations. SXC, will facilitate Space adventure travel for Thai nationals who book through Khiri Voyages, which has an introductory Thai language website up at www.spacevoyages.asia ahead of the SXC July 8 press event.

After booking through Khiri Voyages, Thai Space travellers undergo training in the Netherlands, which includes a flight in a L-39 Albatross jet and the unique Desdemona simulator, which generates G-forces of up to 3.3G.

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Future SXC Astronaut Hosts Spaceflight Event

L_J_Doensen_SXCAMSTERDAM (SXC PR) — It was on a beautiful spring night that members of the SXC team travelled to the south of the Netherlands to a little village called Deurne. This was in order to attend an event organised by one of SXC’s Founder Astronauts whom has proven himself, once more, to be a great ambassador of the exciting and noble cause that is Commercial Space.

Mr. Lodewijk-Jan Doensen, officially a medical doctor but truly a Space Advocate, was the master of ceremonies. A perfectly hosted event brought guests and attendees to rediscover the creation of the universe until the most recent developments in the space industry in which SXC is so strongly involved.

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SXC Expansion Includes New Personnel, Offices in New York and Hong Kong

sxc_logoAMSTERDAM (SXC PR) — The Universe is not the only thing that is expanding.

So is SXC! This month we will be opening two new offices in New York and Hong Kong. That way we will be able to fulfill the specific needs for our customers from Asia and the Americas.

With the expansion of our organisation, I felt SXC could really benefit from a CEO that is a star in organising and optimizing a rapidly growing corporation like ours. We are all so proud our #1 candidate Georgette Schlick accepted our offer and joined our team. Together with her we will be working towards the end of our countdown: the first rocket powered test flights before the end of the year. Glad to have you all aboard!

May the force be with you.

— Michiel Mol//CEO

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Interview with a Future Lynx Spaceflight Participant

Interview with a Spaceflight Enthusiast
Via SXC

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Marie-Francoise Le Cornec

Marie-Francoise Le Cornec
Age: 74
Occupation: Pilot
“I am a flight addict!”

1. You have recently purchased a space ticket with SXC, what did this moment mean to you?

It was a very important moment for me.

I have flown so many times in a different aircraft and I was looking for the ultimate flight experience. That’s when my chief pilot told me that I should embark on a space flight and that it was now possible. I always thought I would not be able to undertake such a journey in this lifetime, and now look at me, I will be doing it! It’s great!

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Upcoming SXC Events

sxc_logoUpcoming SXC Events

June

Air Force Days in Volkel, Netherlands
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of June 2013.
Our SP-1 ( 1:1 scale model of the SXC Lynx) will be present here.
For more information : http://www.defensie.nl/luchtmachtdagen

NASA: A Human Adventure The Exhibition in Utrecht, Netherlands
13th of June 2013 until January 2014
Our 1:6 scale model will be present here.
http://www.ahumanadventure.nl/

July

SXC Asia Launch
Monday the 8th of July 2013 in Hong Kong.

August

Desdemona Training Day on the 26th of August 2013
L-39 Training Day on the 27th of August 2013

Join today! Please contact our Astronaut Relations Manager

New Luminox Watch Commercial Featuring XCOR’s Lynx Spacecraft

AMSTERDAM (SXC PR) — SXC partner Luminox was ‘the talk of the town’ during Baselworld last April. The Swiss tactical watch manufacturers presented their new SXC Space range during this internationally top rated trade fair. Centerpiece of the booth was the SP-2 full scale model of the Lynx spacecraft, and the new Luminox SXC television campaign.

The watches will be in stores by the end of this year, but the première will be reserved for SXC astronauts.

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SXC Appoints New CEO, Expands to New York, Hong Kong

sxc_logoAmsterdam, 13 June 2013 (SXC PR) – The appointment of Georgette Schlick as CEO of SXC Group coincides with the expansion of SXC to New York and Hong Kong, in order to fulfill the specific needs for customers from Asia and the Americas.

Michiel Mol, SXC founder: “A rapidly growing corporation like SXC needs an internationally experienced CEO that knows how to manage and optimize business. We are extremely pleased to have an organizational talent like Georgette join our team.”

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KLM Launches Competition to Win Lynx Flight

Amstelveen, 10 April 2013 (KLM PR) — KLM today announced it has launched a promotional campaign, Claim your place in Space, towards its customers to support Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), a revolutionary space project that aims to launch the first commercial space trip from Curacao.

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