XCOR Space Expeditions announced today that it has appointed Kit Sheffield as XCOR Director of US Sales. Mr. Sheffield will lead XCOR’s sales strategy within the United States, and will manage the reseller network and commercial partnerships. Sheffield will also work closely with the XCOR sales offices located in Hong Kong and XCOR sales headquarters in Amsterdam.

“As Lynx nears completion and sales continue to increase at a global level, building the right team to lead the charge in the United States is vital.” said XCOR Chief Executive Officer Jay Gibson. “We are excited to have Kit Sheffield on board.”

Mr. Sheffield most recently served as President of Veritech Systems in Dallas, Texas, and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at Southern Methodist University.

“As we near completion of Lynx Mark I, interest in XCOR Lynx flights is on the increase. It is my privilege to help people take a step with us to make the dream of spaceflight real for our customers, and to make history in the process.”

About XCOR Space Expeditions: XCOR Space Expeditions is based in Amsterdam with a regional office for Asia in Hong Kong. XCOR Space Expeditions supports a global network of 35 independent resellers with established Lynx flight sales experience. The company’s space-focused training programs offer a variety of medical screening and specialty training missions for future XCOR Lynx flight participants. Strategic partnerships are currently active with global brands including KLM, Unilever, Luminox, Philips and Heineken. XCOR Space Expeditions is part of XCOR Aerospace.  Website: xcormissions.com

About XCOR Aerospace: XCOR Aerospace is based in Mojave, California. It is currently building its Research and Development Center in Midland, Texas, and in the future an operational and manufacturing site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. XCOR builds safer, more 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 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 to start their own manned space flight programFor more information on XCOR Aerospace, visit www.xcor.com and follow us on Facebook or Twitter as XCOR.