Lynx Cub Leaps Into MakerCon


Austin Goswick, senior Industrial Engineering student at Texas A&M University, helped to build the Lynx Cub Payload Carrier.

Great news from our friends at The United States Rocket Academy: The Lynx Cub Carrier–set to fly on the XCOR Lynx–is ready for its unveiling next week.

The Lynx Cub Carrier is set to dramatically reduce the cost of access to space for small scientific and education payloads, and you can check it out for yourself either at MakerCon in Silicon Valley May 13th, or at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles (at the Sheraton Gateway/LAX) May 17th.

Developed by The United States Rocket Academy, Texas A&M University, and the Space Engineering Research Center (a Texas state agency), the Lynx Cub Carrier will be unveiled by US Rocket Academy founder Edward Wright during a MakerCon presentation on “Citizen Science and Citizen Space Exploration” Tuesday, May 13th at 2:55-3:15PM, in Room 102/103 of the Oracle Conference Center.

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Set behind the XCOR Lynx pilot’s seat (Payload A), the Cub Carrier will transport up to 15 small experiments on each flight and can be installed and removed quickly for frequent, low-cost flight opportunities.

Adds Wright, “The Cub Carrier is an ideal platform for small materials-processing, fluid-physics, life-science, and engineering experiments. University teaching and research, K-12 education, citizen science, government and industrial R&D will all benefit from the convenient, simple interfaces, rapid integration and affordability of Lynx Cub experiments. We are pleased to have the opportunity to introduce this exciting platform to the audience at MakerCon.”

MakerCon is a premiere event organized by Maker Media, publisher of Make
magazine and producer of Maker Faire. MakerCon brings together the leaders
at the forefront of the maker movement. The conference provides new
insights into local and global manufacturing, design, marketing and
distribution, and diverse funding options to help makers bring their
products to market.

MakerCon is presented by Intel and hosted by Oracle Corporation. More
information, including a complete list of speakers, is available at Registration is available at

Additional information about Citizens in Space can be found at

More on the International Space Development Conference here.