A ticket to ride: Suborbital "Lynx" to go to the edge of space

[Cross posted from Kentucky Space] For about half the cost of the price of a ticket on Virgin Galactic, sub-orbital tourism competitor XCOR has announced that it will send tourists to the edge of space. The company hopes that its craft, Lynx, will fly in 2010 and be ready for paying customers in 2011. Plans call for the rocketplane to "gas up and go" four times a day using a conventional take-off and landing. Space blogger Jeff Foust covered the announcement live.