XCOR’s engineers have been hard at work perfecting the Rocket Racing League’s first X-Racer, a rocket-powered racing airplane, and now they’re ready for demonstration flights at Oshkosh. Here’s the schedule:
Flight 1: Tuesday, July 29, 2:30 p.m., following a 2:10 p.m. press conference
Fight 2: Friday, August 1, 2:30 p.m.
Flight 3: Saturday, August 2, 2:30 p.m.
All flights will be flown by Rick Searfoss, a former Space Shuttle commander now serving as XCOR and the RRL’s chief test pilot. “And in addition,” the RRL rep tells me, “the Rocket Racing League exhibit/booth on Aero Shell Square will feature the RRL simulators, games, and other great stuff for all ages.”
XCOR chief engineer Dan DeLong and company president Jeff Greason will also give three separate presentations on the company’s future as a commercial spaceship developer. I’m sure their spaceship-in-development, the Lynx, will feature prominently. Here’s the schedule for those events:
Presentation 1: Monday, July 28, 2:30 p.m.
Presentation 2: Saturday, August 2, 1:00 p.m.
Presentation 3: Sunday, August 3, 11:30 a.m.