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One of many propulsion systems developed by Doug Jones. Credit: XCOR
Vice President Mike Pence applauds during an event where NASA introduced 12 new astronaut candidates, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. After completing two years of training, the new astronaut candidates could be assigned to missions performing research on the International Space Station, launching from American soil on spacecraft built by commercial companies, and launching on deep space missions on NASA’s new Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

XCOR Pursues Dream a Step at a Time

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- For the last eight years privately held XCOR Aerospace Inc. has taken a slow, methodical approach to achieving its vision for reusable orbital space transportation.

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A more optimistic  Burt Rutan speaks following SpaceShipOne's X-Prize-winning flight in October 2004. Credit: Wikicommons
A Chinese Long March 3B rocket takes off in this 2016 file photo. Credit: Xinhua News Agency
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ULA and XCOR Join Forces on Upper-Stage Engine Project

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WASHINGTON — Commercial spaceflight startup XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance (ULA) plan to develop a low-cost liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen engine that could one day replace the RL 10 that currently powers the upper stage of ULA’s Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rockets, the companies announced March 22.

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Tiny XCOR Nabs Big Role in Developing Future CEV Engine

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Tiny XCOR Aerospace recently landed its biggest piece of government business to date: a $3.3 million subcontract to help Alliant Techsystems (ATK) develop a liquid-methane-fueled rocket engine for NASA's future Crew Exploration Vehicles.

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