With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, "Space Program: Mars"as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation(SXC) as the new General Sales Agent (GSA) for the XCOR owned LynxSuborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport. SXCwas previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a Lynxproduction vehicle with planned flights from Curacao. The GSA places the responsibility with SXC for ticket sales throughthe extensive network of XCOR Space Tourism Specialists and forastronaut training and relations for XCOR Lynx flights from Mojave.Currently, the combined sales of Lynx fights between XCOR and SXCare over 175 flights, with a published retail price of $95,000. In making the announcement, Andrew Nelson, Chief Operating Officerof XCOR noted "In SXC, you will not find a better team ofcommercial space retail marketers and sales professionals in theworld. |
We are very pleased to have them on our team and sharingtheir knowledge and experience with our Space Tourism Specialists." As GSA, Space Expedition Corporation will support an existing saleschannel of over 100 high end adventure travel focused agents andagencies who have been certified as "Space Tourism Specialists." SXC assumes the GSA role from RocketShip Tours (RST) whose founderpassed late last year. "We are very excited about the future ofspace travel, the naming of our new GSA, and we hope, theintroduction of the Lynx into commercial service by the end of nextyear," said Nelson. Commenting from the hangar floor in Mojave where the Lynx is beingassembled, Jeff Greason, XCOR CEO noted, "In the past nine months,Michiel Mol and Harry van Hulten have led the marketing, sales andtraining program development teams for our wet lease customer,Space Expedition Curacao, and sold over 70 flights for the Curacaooperation. "With this incredible professionalism and success, we are veryhappy to have them step in and contribute to the introduction ofLynx commercial service by maintaining and accelerating themomentum in the personal spaceflight sales channel." "We are especially honored and proud to be named GSA by XCOR" saidMichiel Mol, CEO of Space Expedition Corporation, "By signing thisagreement XCOR maintains their focus on the development of the Lynxseries of spaceships while SXC will focus on ticket sales, trainingmissions and astronaut relations.
"The opportunity to work with so many fine agents and agencies inthe Space Tourism Specialist network, and add to that network withadditional qualified groups, is a challenge we look forward toaccepting. "There is no other experience like the Lynx, it is completelyunique in the world, a pinnacle life event for the participant, andthere is no other company that can bring you this experience sosoon except for XCOR, Space Expedition Corporation and our SpaceTourism Specialists. The Lynx Experience may be booked bycontacting SXC or our Space Tourism Specialists.".
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