Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the company developing the Dream Chaser spaceflight vehicle, is back on track to conduct a series of Approach and Landing tests (ALT) after the government shutdown halted work at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in California earlier this month. With [...]
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully completed yet another milestone test with their Dream Chaser flight test vehicle this week, bringing the company one step closer to putting their future [...]
Today, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced that NASA has amended SNC’s Dream Chaser Space Act Agreement (SAA) to include two additional, optional milestones in the development of their Dream Chaser spacecraft. The company hopes to eventually provide NASA crew transport to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit [...]
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) reached another milestone this week in its efforts to become the next commercial company to venture into space and provide NASA crew transport capabilities to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station.
The three commercial space companies working with NASA’s [...]
A spaceplane is quite simply a vehicle that can fly as both an airplane in the atmosphere—generating lift from its wings—and as a spacecraft in a vacuum using rocket propulsion. No spaceplane has yet [...]
With the ending of the Space Shuttle program, NASA is now turning to private companies to design and build new spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit. One of the most interesting concepts, the Dream Chaser, is now ready [...]
The Dream Chaser space plane, in development by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) under NASA’s commercial efforts to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station, is one milestone closer to launch.