The Dream Chaser engineering test article coming in for an autonomous landing Saturday morning at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. As the image clearly shows, the left landing gear did not deploy properly, causing the vehicle to sustain minor damage on landing. SNC expects to repair the vehicle, and since the flight itself went [...]
Sierra Nevada Corporation carried out the first free flight ALT test with their Dream Chaser test article this past Saturday, carrying the vehicle aloft under an air-crane helicopter before being released. Although the flight itself appears to have gone as planned a problem was encountered with the left landing gear at touchdown, causing damage [...]
Space shuttle astronaut Gordon Fullerton has passed away. Photo Credit: NASA
Astronaut Charles Gordon Fullerton passed away today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, at age 76. Colonel Fullerton was known for his career pioneering the space shuttle as one of its first test pilots, as well as his later career as a research pilot.
An artist’s conception of Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spacecraft landing on a traditional runway. Image Credit: Sierra Nevada
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) reached another milestone earlier 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, or “LEO” as [...]