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First flight set for 2010[edit]

"The spaceship, roughly the size of a small private airplane, will first take off in 2010 and will be capable of flying several times each day." So says the 2008 XCOR press release announcing the concept, a rebranded version of their likewise unflown Xerus. Back in 2005, they were selling Xerus tickets to space for $98 000.

If and when the first flight occurs, we'll dutifully note down the date. Until then, it's pie in the sky. Like many other things in this world. I'm still waiting for my flying car and robot butler, for example. --Pete (talk) 17:00, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

That quotation you provided does not seem to be in the article, so it's not clear what you are talking about.
Wikipedia is not a discussion forum, so let's not discuss anything except improving the article here. If you have something concrete to suggest toward improving the article, please do so clearly. Then, that might be discussed, and see if consensus might be gained for improvement. Cheers. N2e (talk) 04:27, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
Improving the article would include pointing out that this is a scam. They were selling tickets in 2008, and every year since then have announced that the flight test program would begin "next year". We're getting into Snopes territory now. --Pete (talk) 17:06, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
That's fine, as long as you have reliable sources that state it's a scam, and have some legal proof of it. You do have those, right? - BilCat (talk) 06:39, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
At this point, the bankruptcy filing is looking a lot more concrete and immediate than the first flight. --Pete (talk) 14:07, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Hey Skyring/Pete, if you have sources, then add it to the article, so that the article might be improved. Otherwise, [[BilCat|we]] remind you once again that this is not a discussion forum to debate your speculation and concern trolling. N2e (talk) 20:27, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

According to XCOR, the Lynx will fly four or more times a day[edit]

Looking at news reports, this pig is never going to fly at all. I suggest we accept the reality of the situation and tone down the space cadet "build the rocket in the shed" enthusiasm a notch or two. For over a decade, this lot have been going to fly "Real Soon Now", all the while happily taking in deposits from eager space tourists with stars in their eyes and wallets full of empty.

The record is full of delays and setbacks, the senior officers have left the company, the next step is bankruptcy, and the half-built prototype will make its short and piecemeal parabolic flight into the dumpster. --Pete (talk) 13:58, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Which news reports? Per WP:CRYSTAL, we don't generally report on something until it's actually happened. Once they've filed for bankruptcy, then we can report it. As to toning down the enthusiasm, please be more specific.about what statements need to be toned down. I didn't see anything obvious on a brief read-through. - BilCat (talk) 21:30, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
You seem long on predictions and opinions. Please post some reliable sources that support these theories and we'll gladly update the article to reflect that. Otherwise talk pages are WP:NOTFORUM. - Ahunt (talk) 21:51, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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