The oldest worldwide airline carrier still in operation actively partakes in this extraordinary enterprise. KLM is an absolute pioneer in the field of air travel and now this proud airline carrier will be at the inception of commercial space travel. KLM’s participation marks the serious character of any of our project. All the more reason to get involved! www.klm.com
Luminox is our official watch supplier. Born in 1986, the timepiece that made Luminox famous was the Navy SEAL watch. After Luminox provided the watches to the SEALs, it began marketing the watch across the world.
Over the next 25 years, Luminox never strayed from its mission and this has been validated by the many elite military and law enforcement units that have adopted Luminox as standard equipment. The man on the street has shown particular interest in it, figuring rightly that if the watches are used by the Navy SEALs, they will easily stand up to everyday use. Luminox’ self-powered illumination (LLT) allows you to view time at-a-glance, even in complete darkness, for up to 25 years. Being able to read time effortlessly under any circumstance fills a need for various military and law enforcement groups. www.luminox.com
Watch the space experience with the XCOR Luminox Space Collection here.
XCOR Space Expeditions has entered into a multi-year partnership with Philips. As part of the initiative, the company is offering 20 people – from around the world – the chance to win a ticket aboard the Lynx and access to XCOR Space Expeditions’ astronaut training facilities. Keep an eye out for the promotion and view their website here.
Nothing beats an astronaut, ever. Early in 2013 we started partnering with Unilever’s deodorant brand, AXE. (called LYNX in UK, Ireland, Australia) Together we created the Axe Apollo campaign, their largest promotion ever, in which a worldwide competition took place to win a flight into space. In more than 75 countries, millions of people competed for the chance to take part in the AXE Apollo Space Academy. Over a 100 were sent in December 2013 to the Spacecamp in Florida to compete for 23 flights aboard XCOR’s Lynx spacecraft. These winners will soon be flying into suborbital space out of Spaceport Curacao in the Caribbean. The Super Bowl Ad for Axe Apollo and the campaign as a whole was a major success. www.unilever.com
Swedish based Blåkläder, widely respected as one of the world’s best producers of quality work clothes, is accustomed finding its customers at high altitudes and in hazardous work conditions. Blåkläder will provide work clothes that ensure that XCOR’s rocket scientists (as in, real life rocket scientists) can work under the best possible conditions, with garments that meet and surpass their precise and unique demands. Blåkläder will also design a one-of-a-kind trainings suit for all XCOR’s space travelers. This suit will be worn during all stages of the training that prepares participants for the extreme mental and physical conditions (like 4G pressure and weightlessness) that they will experience. www.blaklader.com
Heineken®, is a progressive and innovative leader. From its origins as a 19th-century local beer, brewed in Amsterdam, it has transformed into a global icon. Sold in more than 170 countries, Heineken® is the world’s most international premium beer brand. Heineken aims to inspire men to live worldly, new adventures. Becoming the first beer in space demonstrates the company’s commitment to both enjoyment and respect for the planet, values that we both share. www.heineken.com
Sinomax is a leading marketer, manufacturer and distributor of qualitative visco-elastic pillows, mattress toppers and mattresses in the United States, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. As experts in manufacturing visco-elastic foam, commonly known as “memory foam” or “space foam”, Sinomax is the official supplier of XCOR Aerospace of this material for the seats of every Lynx spacecraft to be build.
Sinomax has developed a memory foam to off-set the 4G forces that occur during the spaceflight to protect the spine of the pilots and spaceflight participants. The material has good fire retardant properties, which can enhance flight safety. Thus, the space foam to be used in the seats of the XCOR Lynx Mark II is to add to the safety and comfort in commercial space travel.
The oldest operating hotel on Curacao, the luxurious well-known Avila Hotel, will be the official partner hotel for our Astronauts. Avila’s aim is to deliver to their guests a sense of timeless elegance, a bygone age delivered in a modern package. A blend of authentic ambiance of the past blended with the comforts of today. The sun, sea, beaches and their optimal downtown location combine with a sense of belonging to make the Avila Hotel one of the most popular luxury hotels in Curacao. They use their gift of hospitality to ensure that the Avila Hotel is not only a location, but also a destination. With over 60 years of experience, they are confident that they can offer you an unforgettable stay on the island of Curacao. www.avilahotel.com
Quick has been taking over the world since 1905 as a true Dutch clothing brand. Skillful but adventurous, innovative but authentic, honest as gold and tough like leather. With these attributes described we are eager to work with Quick as our partner in official XCOR merchandising. https://www.q1905.com/en/