NATIONAL BRIEFING; SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY: Passenger For Private Rocket Ship

Published: December 3, 2008

SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY

PASSENGER FOR PRIVATE ROCKET SHIP

A Danish adventurer is first in line to ride aboard a privately financed, two-seat rocket ship designed to fly about 37 miles above Earth. Xcor Aerospace said Per Wimmer, an investment banker, would be the first passenger aboard Lynx, a space tourism vehicle designed to take off and land like an airplane. Mr. Wimmer is also an investor in the company, which is based in Mojave, Calif. (AP)