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Watch SNC’s mini-space shuttle ace flight test

Last weekend’s drop test of a prototype Dream Chaser space plane went so well that the next flight might be the one that goes all the way to the International Space Station in 2020, Sierra Nevada Corp. executives said today. The road … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser space glider passes big test

Sierra Nevada Corp. said its Dream Chaser prototype space plane glided to a successful landing in California’s Mojave Desert today after being dropped from a helicopter. Today’s uncrewed test at Edwards Air Force Base marked the first time the Dream … Continue reading

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U.N. puts out global call for space payloads

Remember those science-fiction movies where the United Nations was calling the shots in space? We may be one small step closer to that scenario. Today the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs, or UNOOSA, called on its member states, and particularly … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser space plane takes to the air

Sierra Nevada Corp.’s prototype Dream Chaser space plane, also known as the “mini-space shuttle,” successfully went through its first in-the-air test in four years today at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California’s Mojave Desert. The uncrewed Dream Chaser stayed … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser spaceship prototype is set to fly

Sierra Nevada Corp. says its full-scale Dream Chaser test vehicle is at last ready to be sent to a NASA center in California, for a fresh round of checkouts that will culminate in a series of flights over the Mojave … Continue reading

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SNC works with U.N. on global space program

Sierra Nevada Corp. says it’s working with the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs on an arrangement that would give countries around the world the opportunity to fly payloads into orbit and back on the company’s Dream Chaser space plane. … Continue reading

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Dream Chaser gets set for its next reality check

After years of postponements, Sierra Nevada Corp. is planning to deliver a rebuilt test prototype of its Dream Chaser mini-space shuttle to NASA for testing in the August time frame, a company executive said today. Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president … Continue reading

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