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Charles Rector's Weblog; Jan. 22, 2013; By Charles Rector
Type: News

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Dear Friends of XCOR,


We've become a sponsor of a new space apps company called Uwingu!  We've included
below their announcement of our partnership.


--The XCOR Team

XCOR Becomes Corporate Sponsor of Uwingu, a Space Apps Company

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16 August 2012 (Boulder, Colorado) XCOR Aerospace, a leader in commercial suborbital
spaceflight, has become a corporate sponsor of Uwingu LLC's crowd-sourcing campaign
to generate funds to launch its first web-based products.

Uwingu is a space-themed, for profit start up seeking crowd-sourced funding to launch
an ongoing series of public engagement projects. Uwingu's mission is to use proceeds
from those projects to generate funding for space exploration, research, and education
efforts around the world. Uwingu's crowd funding agent is IndieGoGo, a leader in
the field.

Uwingu (which means "sky" in Swahili, and is pronounced "oo-wing-oo") was formed
by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives,
and educators. Included in the company's portfolio of space heavyweights are space
historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, citizen
science leader Dr. Pamela Gay, author and museum science director Dr. David Grinspoon,
planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa
Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science boss Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary
scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.

"I can't begin to say how proud we are to have XCOR Aerospace as a corporate sponsor.
XCOR is known for showing leadership in the commercial space field, and this sponsorship
is further evidence of that. XCOR Aerospace is also showing it really cares about
space science and education by helping Uwingu get started so it can support space
research and education through grants to researchers and educators," said Dr. Alan
Stern, Uwingu's CEO.

"The recent Mars Curiosity landing and the emergence of new commercial space companies
has created the excitement and the right price points to accelerate the educational
impacts that Uwingu may achieve, and we're happy to do our smart part to help them
succeed," said Andrew Nelson, XCOR's Chief Operating Officer.

Uwingu will employ novel software applications to "game-ify "space, and targeting
up to half of the proceeds going toward space research and education.

Uwingu's crowd-sourcing campaign launched over two weeks ago and has 4 weeks to
go. Visit Uwingu's crowd-sourcing campaign at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/180221
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For more information, contact Dr. Alan Stern at stern@uwingu.com, Dr. Emily CoBabe
at ecobabe@uwingu.com, or Dr. Pamela Gay at starstryder@gmail.com. Dr. Stern may
also be reached by phone at 303.324.5269. Follow Uwingu on Twitter at UwinguSky;
and friend Uwingu on Facebook.



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XCOR Contact:
Bryan Campen
XCOR Aerospace
Phone: (312) 725-3225
Email: bryan@xcor.com [mailto:bryan@xcor.com]

XCOR to establish operations and manufacturing base in Florida

Contacts:

Bryan Campen
XCOR Aerospace, Inc.
630-877-0225
press@xcor.com [mailto:press@xcor.com]

Tina Lange, APR
Space Florida
321-223-1013
tina@tntcommgroup.com [mailto:tina@tntcommgroup.com]

Stuart Doyle
Enterprise Florida
407-956-5689
sdoyle@eflorida.com [mailto:sdoyle@eflorida.com]

Dina Reider-Hicks
EDC of Florida's Space Coast
321-537-4273
dreider-hicks@spacecoastedc.org [mailto:dreider-hicks@spacecoastedc.org]

August 23, 2012 (Kennedy Space Center, FL and Mojave, CA):  Today, XCOR Aerospace
announced its intent to establish an East Coast U.S. operational base in Florida
and as market demand dictates, establish a manufacturing and assembly center for
XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital reusable launch vehicles as well.

With the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as a backdrop, dignitaries from the
space industry, Florida elected officials, XCOR senior executives and the general
public gathered to celebrate XCOR's plans to bring a Lynx suborbital vehicle to
Florida to fly from Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, the Cecil Field
Spaceport, or other suitable Florida locations in the next two years. Should the
full business plan of XCOR be realized, they will also commence assembly and factory
test of Lynx production models - designed Lynx Mark II - on Florida's Space Coast,
starting with Tail #3. Direct job creation through late 2018 is estimated at just
over 150.

"As chair of Space Florida, this is the type of investment the Space Florida Board
has been working on to attract high-tech, high-wage jobs to Florida," said Florida
Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll. "We are very pleased to welcome XCOR to Florida as
a prime example of how utilizing Florida's existing infrastructure and leveraging
our talented workforce capabilities can attract new and growing business to our
state."

"The suborbital marketplace has significant potential and will serve as a key contributor
to Florida's growth in the coming years," noted Space Florida President Frank DiBello.
"We are pleased to be working with XCOR on their operations and manufacturing capabilities
here and look forward to watching their Florida-based operations grow."

"Looking over the KSC Visitor Complex grounds and seeing the history of U.S. human
spaceflight and realizing that soon XCOR will be a part of the fabric of the Space
Coast is very exciting to me personally and our company" said Jeff Greason, XCOR
CEO. "When we started the company back in 1999, we could only have dreamt about
the possibility of flying the person on the street or the citizen scientist to
space from such an important place."

"Aerospace is a targeted sector for Florida's economic growth, therefore, XCOR's
new base, manufacturing operation and subsequent jobs represent a significant win
for our state," said Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the
state's lead economic development organization. "This project also is the result
of strong and effective teamwork between private and public sector partners on
the local to state levels who are committed to helping businesses meet their needs
and improving Florida's economy."

"The next era in space exploration is underway, and the Space Coast of Florida is
ground zero in the Obama Administration's effort to launch Americans from U.S. soil
and create good jobs that support an economy built to last," said NASA Chief of
Staff David Radzanowski. "The region continues to be a key strategic location for
companies, like XCOR, who want to build on our nation's great legacy of innovation
and entrepreneurship."

"We have said many times that the Space Coast workforce holds the talent and expertise
to not only launch, but also develop and manufacture next-generation spacecraft,"
said Lynda Weatherman, president & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of
Florida's Space Coast. "We are pleased that XCOR recognizes this talent and sees
the potential of locating manufacturing and launch operations here in Brevard County."

Plans call for XCOR to commence initial operations from a Florida location in 2014
when they plan on bringing the Lynx Mark I prototype for demonstration and pathfinder
flights. This will be followed by the basing of a Lynx Mark II production vehicle
in Florida, and eventually production of Lynx vehicles and other XCOR products should
market demand materialize and the emerging commercial space industry maintain its
current momentum.

XCOR's Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson noted, "The Space Coast has seen a
slow wind down of legacy space operations in the past few years, but the new commercial
space industry will return high paying aerospace jobs and human spaceflight back
to Florida in the very near future, with several scheduled flights a day! We foresee
significant positive impacts on the creation of technology clusters and educational
opportunities for K-12 and college students."

The assembled group was addressed by Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Space Florida
President Frank DiBello, KSC Director Robert Cabana, NASA Chief of Staff David Radzanowski,
EDC of Florida's Space Coast President Lynda Weatherman, KSC Visitor Complex COO
Bill Moore, Jacksonville Aviation Authority Sr. Manager of Aviation Planning and
Spaceport Development Todd Lindner, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, and XCOR executives
including President and Co-Founder Jeff Greason, Chief Operating Officer Andrew
Nelson, as well as former Space Shuttle Commander and XCOR Chief Test Pilot, Richard
Searfoss.

State Senator and Astronauts Memorial Foundation President Thad Altman, State Representatives
Steve Crisafulli and Tom Goodson, Brevard County Commissioners and other notables
were in the audience.

# # #

About XCOR Aerospace: XCOR Aerospace is based in Mojave, California. It is currently
starting the process to create a new Research and Development Center in Midland,
Texas. XCOR builds safe, reliable and reusable rocket-powered vehicles, propulsion
systems, advanced non-flammable composites and rocket piston pumps.XCOR works with
aerospace prime contractors and government customers on major propulsion systems,
while also building Lynx. Lynx is a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable liquid rocket-powered
vehicle that takes-off and lands horizontally. The Lynx-family of vehicles serves
three primary missions depending on their specific type including: research & scientific
missions, private spaceflight, and micro satellite launch (only on the Lynx Mark
III). Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust,
multi-mission (research / scientific or private spaceflight) commercial vehicles
capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude up to four times per day. Lynx vehicles
are available to customers globally on a wet lease basis.  (www.xcor.com [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mohesNgFTFz3U_nN_eKFfu4t0qP1fGo2RyH0RvcYphZ_RfCogTp-7EA_C2wQLPSKYfkpONStytu9m2l5T4JCNLaikFogQN-Uqq7YDc034PxsXx2gwj-rKil1gPxxkhEknv6VWZhZMXzaJKsUzfkQUaCVklUT1vXPBMTY5IEi9XgZySs9n0lYL331UzSvON2YYzLuoKVx_5Oueb5B390xe-nVuILXL4px]).

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida's position
as a global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce.
As Florida's spaceport authority and aerospace development organization, we are
committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses.
With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record
of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive
- and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov
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About Enterprise Florida, Inc.:

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001mohesNgFTFypP9-OcmCkm8W1uj4EQxeEm9PuN0VFEFjxL7O_ie1UFj7zYrwiOCT548emxrIDQzKwhu0B_YwJnz8YIxRDUfB3G2OwrP-EL8spd_RIkTIcA0LZ4VB7n_vL3buKGZQbC3Ft8eMrH32mg22JDrahhvRd5fsILXRlzb9EotT1STTtijbpACud_rJIS8vIo0brBYTb0sKuTmBWH4v2WmI_8igQ])
is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders and is the principal
economic development organization for the state of Florida.  Headquartered in Orlando,
Enterprise Florida's mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida's businesses
and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy.  In pursuit of its mission,
Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development
partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.

About the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast: The Economic
Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast is dedicated to attracting new
business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast,
influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development,
promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space
Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist
manufacturing and high tech companies.  The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition
whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability
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PRESS RELEASE

AdamWorks Contact:
Jan D'Angelo
Vice President, Business Development
AdamWorks
+1-303-200-6611 (Office)
jan.dangelo@adamworksinc.com [mailto:jan.dangelo@adamworksinc.com]

XCOR Contact:
Bryan Campen
XCOR Aerospace
Phone: (312) 725-3225
Email: bryan@xcor.com [mailto:bryan@xcor.com]

XCOR Announces AdamWorks as Lynx Mark I Cockpit Manufacturer

Mojave, California and Centennial, Colorado, August 28, 2012 - XCOR Aerospace announced
today that the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle (RLV) carbon fiber
cockpit will be manufactured by AdamWorks of Centennial, Colorado.

The Lynx Mark I is the prototype of the Lynx family of suborbital RLVs from XCOR
Aerospace. The Lynx suborbital vehicles will seat an astronaut pilot and a spaceflight
participant, or an astronaut pilot and large scientific payload. A production model
of the Lynx, designated "Lynx Mark II" is designed to fly to space up to four times
per day with similar payload and significantly improved performance.

The Lynx Mark II is available for wet lease domestically and abroad in the free
world by emerging spacelines, private operators and sovereign countries wishing
to have their own manned spaceflight program for less cost than a traditional high
end business jet.

XCOR has already announced the signing of a wet lease definitive agreement for Lynx
Mark II operations in the island nation of Curacao and plans for XCOR-led operations
at two U.S. sites, Mojave, California and Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility
in Florida, pending final NASA approvals.

The Lynx cockpit has been designed by XCOR to rigorous design standards as a comfortable,
roomy and safe, pressurized vessel capable of tens of thousands of flights to and
from suborbital altitudes exceeding 100 kilometers.  The cockpit has undergone an
iterative design process by XCOR engineers and outside independent third party structural
and thermal analysis experts from Quartus in San Diego.

AdamWorks was selected after a thorough competitive selection process that emphasized
past experience, ability to manufacture complex carbon fiber structures used in
safety critical pressurized applications, schedule and value.

"AdamWorks was enthusiastic and responsive during our selection process and demonstrated
through past experience, like the Dream Chaser fuselage/cockpit project, the ability
to produce a complex part on time and within budget. We are happy they'll be working
with us to turn our design into reality," said Jeff Greason, Co-Founder and President
of XCOR.

"A total of six firms are planning to build commercial space vehicles, and three
of those six companies designing and building commercial space vehicles are AdamWorks
customers," said Kim Madigan, AdamWorks CEO. "XCOR is one of these great space pioneers.
We are extremely proud and honored to be partners in this game-changing effort."

# # #

About XCOR Aerospace: XCOR Aerospace is based in Mojave, California. It is currently
starting the process to create a new Research and Development Center in Midland,
Texas. XCOR builds safe, reliable and reusable rocket-powered vehicles, propulsion
systems, advanced non-flammable composites and rocket piston pumps.XCOR works with
aerospace prime contractors and government customers on major propulsion systems,
while also building Lynx. Lynx is a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable liquid rocket-powered
vehicle that takes-off and lands horizontally. The Lynx-family of vehicles serves
three primary missions depending on their specific type including: research & scientific
missions, private spaceflight, and micro satellite launch (only on the Lynx Mark
III). Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust,
multi-mission (research / scientific or private spaceflight) commercial vehicles
capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude up to four times per day. Lynx vehicles
are available to customers in the free world on a wet lease basis.  (www.xcor.com).

About AdamWorks:AdamWorks, based in Centennial, Colorado, is a leading provider
of intelligently engineered composite solutions and systems for aerospace and defense
and commercial industries. AdamWorks operates out of 30,000 square feet and is an
ISO:9001 2008 certified company.

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PRESS RELEASE

Alan Fischer
Public Information Officer
Planetary Science Institute
+1 (520) 382-0411
fischer@psi.edu [mailto:fischer@psi.edu]

XCOR Contact:
Bryan Campen
XCOR Aerospace
Phone: (312) 725-3225
Email: press@xcor.com [mailto:press@xcor.com]

Hand-in-Glove: Lynx/Atsa  Armrest Camera a Perfect Fit

Mojave, California and, Tucson, Arizona, September 6, 2012 - A team of Planetary
Science Institute scientists and students from The Citadel, Trident Technical College,
and Francis Marion University recently visited XCOR Aerospace to verify the design
and make needed modifications to the Atsa Armrest Camera--or AAC. The AAC will be
used in the Lynx Mark I suborbital reusable launch vehicle (sRLV). Atsa, which means
"eagle" in the Navajo language, is a groundbreaking, fully reusable and hand-operated
telescope for use on-board the Lynx family of sRLVs.

Atsa combined with Lynx will provide highly affordable space-based observations
above the limiting atmosphere of Earth. This unique concept allows Atsa to bypass
many of the operational constraints of satellite telescope systems such as the inability
to observe objects close to the Sun.

The creators of Atsa worked with XCOR design engineers on the initial fitting. PSI
Senior Scientist and Atsa co-inventor Faith Vilas noted that the visit to XCOR "produced
a smooth first fit of the Atsa Armrest Camera. As AAC is the engineering testbed
for the Atsa Suborbital Observatory, the success of this visit is of high importance
to all of us." Vilas also underscored the value AAC brings to suborbital flights
overall. "As a hand-guided camera designed as a proof of concept to test target
acquisition and tracking for human-operated suborbital astronomy, AAC is both small
and powerful. And due to the anticipated low cost and high frequency of Lynx flights,
and the durability of AAC, it opens up a world of possibilities for observations
in suborbital research. For example, through operations onboard Lynx we will acquire
multispectral images of targets, such as Venus and Mercury, in the visible to near-infrared
spectral range - out to about 900 nanometers," Vilas said.

PSI Associate Research Scientist, Citadel Associate Professor of Physics and Atsa
co-inventor, Luke Sollitt, added that the XCOR visit provided many insights. "We
learned a great many lessons about payload accommodation on Lynx, about the integration
process, and about what changes we need to incorporate to finish a flight-ready
instrument," Sollitt said. "We look forward to returning in a few months with the
next version of the AAC to do fit testing with the flight cockpit."

XCOR Program Manager Khaki Rodway noted the value of the collaboration for XCOR.
"We are extremely pleased to be teamed with PSI on this cutting-edge project. The
capabilities of Lynx allow PSI and Citadel investigators to fly frequent, flexible
Atsa missions when it suits their research needs. Those factors shorten development
time of the camera and enable more data acquisition."

"Atsa is a true reflection of what Lynx and XCOR are all about, and that's why we
enjoy partnering with PSI," added XCOR Chief Operating Officer Andrew Nelson. "Lynx
will be known for aircraft-like operations: no engine overhaul or vehicle restoration
between flights. That means we can meet a customer's low cost, quick turnaround
and high reliability requirements; Atsa needs all three. In the end, more flights
for less money equal many more observations."

Vilas and Sollitt led the four-day project at XCOR, assisted by Danielle Barrett
of Trident Technical College, Todd Rhodes of Francis Marion University, and Daniel
Pittman from The Citadel. Larry Smith of Fidem Technica provided mechanical engineering
support to the Atsa team.

# # #

About XCOR Aerospace: XCOR builds safe, reliable and reusable rocket-powered vehicles,
propulsion systems, advanced non-flammable composites and rocket piston pumps.XCOR
works with aerospace prime contractors and government customers on major propulsion
systems, while also building Lynx. Lynx is a piloted, two-seat, fully reusable liquid
rocket-powered vehicle that takes-off and lands horizontally. The Lynx-family of
vehicles serves three primary missions depending on their specific type including:
research & scientific missions, private spaceflight, and micro satellite launch.
Lynx production models (designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust, multi-mission
(research / scientific or private spaceflight) commercial vehicles capable of flying
to 100+ km in altitude up to four times per day. Lynx production models are available
to customers in the free world on a wet lease basis.  (www.xcor.com).

About The Planetary Science Institute:  Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Planetary
Science Institute is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to solar
system exploration. It is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, where it was founded
in 1972.

PSI scientists are involved in numerous NASA and international missions, the study
of Mars and other planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, impact
physics, the origin of the solar system, extra-solar planet formation, dynamics,
the rise of life, and other areas of research. They conduct fieldwork in North
America, Australia and Africa. They also are actively involved in science education
and public outreach through school programs, children's books, popular science books
and art.

PSI scientists are based in 18 states and the District of Columbia, Australia, Canada,
Latvia, Russia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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PRESS RELEASE

XCOR Contact:
Mike Massee
XCOR Aerospace
Phone: (661) 824-4714 x127
Email: press@xcor.com [mailto:press@xcor.com?]

XCOR Announces New Lynx Vehicle Payload Integrators

XCOR's Lynx suborbital vehicle

27 February 2012, Mojave, CA and Palo Alto, CA:  At the Next Generation Suborbital
Researchers Conference (NSRC) 2012 in Palo Alto, California, XCOR Aerospace announced
that EMXYS of Spain, Texas A&M's Space Engineering Research Center, and the Planetary
Science Institute have joined XCOR's payload processing sales channel for the Lynx
suborbital vehicle. The new members of the XCOR team will provide services to the
research, scientific, educational, engineering, and medical markets that are using
the XCOR Lynx suborbital reusable launch vehicle for experiments and investigations.
They join XCOR's existing payload integration channel partners including: the Southwest
Research Institute of San Antonio and Boulder, NanoRacks of Washington DC, Spaceflight
Services of Tukwila, Washington, Space Expedition Curacao, Yecheon Astro Space Center
of South Korea, Cosmica of France, and African Space Institute in South Africa.
The payload integrators will sell Lynx research flight services and assist in creating
standardization in research hardware for the suborbital market. "We are very excited
to have assembled this incredibly capable team of payload integrators to service
the worldwide suborbital research market," said Andrew Nelson, XCOR Chief Operating
Officer and Vice President for Business Development, "and we will be adding to this
capable team in the coming months and years."
Each payload integration specialist firm will help facilitate and provision flight
services on the Lynx by ensuring that end users understand the packaging, environmental,
safety, operational flight profile(s) and interface (physical, electrical and data)
requirements of the Lynx for both automated experiments not requiring user intervention
during flight, and those experiments when the scientist accompanies the payload
to the edge of space. The integrators will provide a variety of additional value
added services depending on their individual service offering and customer needs,
including, but not limited to fabrication, test and qualification of experiments
for the Lynx environment.
XCOR will be responsible for: (1) developing and periodically updating the Lynx
interface control document, payload user's guide and other payload related processes
and procedures in consultation with the payload integration specialists, end customers
and regulators; (2) operating an annual Lynx payload user's group conference to
solicit feedback and promulgate best practices across the payload integrators network
and user community; (3) addressing any specific non-standard needs identified by
payload integration specialists and their customers such as special flight trajectories
or unique vehicle integration needs; (4) any special licensing or regulatory actions
pertaining to the flight; and (5) with the integration specialist and customer,
performing a final safety and pre-flight review meeting before the mission is flown
and a de-briefing of the mission after flight.
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XCOR Aerospace is a California corporation located in Mojave, California. The company
is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket
powered vehicles, propulsion systems, advanced non-flammable composites and other
enabling technologies. XCOR is working with aerospace prime contractors and government
customers on major propulsion systems, and concurrently building the Lynx, a piloted,
two-seat, fully reusable, liquid rocket powered vehicle that takes off and lands
horizontally.  The Lynx-family of vehicles serves three primary missions depending
on their specific type including: research & scientific missions, private spaceflight,
and micro satellite launch (only on the Lynx Mark III).  The Lynx production models
(designated Lynx Mark II) are designed to be robust, multi-mission (research / scientific
or private spaceflight) commercial vehicles capable of flying to 100+ km in altitude
up to four times per day and are being offered on a wet lease basis.  (www.xcor.com
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