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XCor Aerospace

a path to space

Markets opening up for sub-orbital transport of scientific/industrial packages. A small investment will produce a reusable vehicle capable of carrying passengers into space. Pertinent U.S. law exists. -leif

"I want to leave." —Jeff Greason, President, XCor

Update, April 22, 2006, from

Jeff Greason of XCOR Aerospace said his company's fortunes are looking good. The company booked $1.1 million in revenue in 2005 and will earn $3.5 million in 2006 under its current contracts alone. XCOR now has 25 employees and is looking to hire several more, including engineers and project managers, by the end of the year. (One of those new employees is reportedly Henry Vanderbilt, who announced earlier this year he was going to work for an unnamed company in this industry.) While XCOR is focusing most of its efforts on several projects, like the X-Racer and LOX tank development, he said that a couple of people in the company are still focused on developing a suborbital vehicle. XCOR still does not have full funding for the vehicle, but has raised more than half.

XCor Steam Engine Prize
entered before July 9, 2006

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