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Space Startups Are Booming in the Mojave Desert

Inside a series of nondescript buildings in the ­driest desert in North America, an entrepreneurial enclave is chasing the next frontier of commerce. Explosions are routine. The science is complex. Brain power and ambition are high, as is danger. This cluster of 17 young companies at the Mojave Air and Space Port, 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles, is shooting for the moon—and beyond…
NASA officials scout Mojave for technology and commercial space partners, and rockets are launched by small […]

Midland’s New Spaceport Aims to Make Space Travel Accessible to All

Drive down a windy, muddy road, hidden on the backside of Midland airport’s southernmost tarmac, and you’ll find a shiny new hangar and office building: XCOR Aerospace’s Texas headquarters.
Most people associate the Permian Basin with oil and gas. But some Midlanders are hoping to make the region synonymous with space travel. Two years ago, Midland’s airport became the first commercial airport also licensed for flights into space. Today, it’s called Midland International Air and Spaceport. Read more >>

XCOR Partners with Immortal Data

XCOR Aerospace and Immortal Data Incorporated have entered into a licensing agreement having Immortal Data further developing and commercializing the ShipsLogTM software, the data acquisition system for the XCOR Lynx Space Plane and its engine test stand. After enhancement and integration, ShipsLogTM will be a key element of a tail to nose aerospace data collection, storage and display solution offered by Immortal Data. Development efforts will begin immediately at Immortal Data facilities in Midland, TX, a facility funded by […]

XCOR now offering tickets to space

Why book a plane ticket when you can reserve a seat to travel to outer space? XCOR Aerospace, headquartered in Midland, is looking to provide just that.
The company is offering several space expedition packages to the public. Read more >>

Pathway to the heavens goes through Texas airport

Fly into Midland International Air and Space Port and it’s evident what runs the economy, even before the plane lands.
Look out the window as the pilot makes the final descent and next to the flight control radar is a pump jack. The big blue water tower next to the airport proudly reads “Midland, Feel The Energy.” The “L” in “Midland” is an oil rig.
But as veteran oil men get off the plane from Houston, Oklahoma or Casper, Wyoming, something […]

The Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph wants to send you (and your wrist) to space

Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Your Wrist, whose bold 80+ year mission is to help you carry grocery bags and wear watches like the Luminox XCOR 5261 Chronograph. This unique automatic chronograph from a watchmaker most known for brightly luminous and rugged timepieces, is an homage to spaceflight and looks pretty darn cool. Read more >>