Our first real peek at the Rocket Racer

As part of the story in today’s L.A. Times about Mojave, the paper published this photo of the still-in-development Rocket Racer, which will fly in the Rocket Racing League. 

I’ve got to say, for the first time I’m actually excited about the league.  For one, the vehicle looks like a cross between the Star Wars X-Wing fighter and the U.S.’s F-15.  Very cool. 

Although we’ve seen the concept photos and Mark-1 development vehicle, this is the first real glimpse of what the Xcor Aerospace racer will look like.   

This month, Xcor plans to test fly the vehicle for the first time, with the hopes of having an inaugural “NASCAR in the sky” race next year.  Here’s hoping the league gets off the ground.


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