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 [...]
For more than three decades NASA’s space shuttle fleet was looked after in three separate Orbiter Processing Facilities, or OPFs, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center launch site in Florida. Now, [...]
Boeing recently tested systems that [...]
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 [...]
Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has just passed the seventh of 15 development milestones set by NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. Along with Boeing and Sierra Nevada Corporation, [...]
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.
NASA and Boeing engineers have just started going through the painstaking and meticulous process of evaluating and tweaking the interior of the CST-100 to make sure the ergonomics and design will suit the real-world needs of the astronauts inside. The main purpose of [...]