XCOR Signs Agreements with DLR, ESA-ESTEC

Credit: XCOR
Credit: XCOR

Here are a couple of short XCOR press releases related to agreements signed by CEO Jay Gibson in Europe back in May. One is an agreement with the German space agency DLR relating to medical screening protocols for Lynx passengers. The second involves a multi-party letter of intent Gibson signed with ESA-ESTEC and two other organizations to jointly develop a new space mission concept.

XCOR didn’t publicize the trip at the time, and the information only recently appeared on the company’s revamped website.

COLOGNE, Germany — XCOR’s CEO Jay Gibson signed an agreement with Professor Rupert Gerzer, General Director of the prestigious DLR Institute for Aerospace Medicine in Cologne, Germany on May 20.

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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.