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Video: How the Dream Chaser Was Built

by Nancy Atkinson January 28, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter The origins of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser go back over 50 years to the US Air Force’s and NASA’s research into lifting body concepts and the X-20 Dyna-Soar, so this winged, lifting-body spacecraft is one of the tested and reviewed […]

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Spectacular Nighttime Blastoff Sends Critical NASA TDRS Communications Relay Skyward from Cape – Photo Gallery

by Ken Kremer January 24, 2014

A spectacular nighttime blastoff lit up the evening skies for hundreds of miles around the Florida Space coast on a mission that sent a critical NASA communications relay satellite to orbit this evening, Jan. 23. NASA’s huge Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L) is now safely in orbit following tonight’s successful launch aboard a […]

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Sierra Nevada Dreamchaser Will Launch on First Orbital Flight Test in November 2016

by Nancy Atkinson January 23, 2014

Commercial space company Sierra Nevada Corporation and NASA announced plans today to launch an orbital test flight of the Dream Chaser vehicle in 2016, and that they plan to use processing facilities at Kennedy Space Center as well as land the vehicle at NASA’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. “Today we’re very proud to announce […]

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Human Spaceflight, Planetary Missions Face Potential Cuts in Latest NASA Budget Negotiations

by Elizabeth Howell November 20, 2013

While 2014 budget negotiations are not finalized yet, there’s already some noise of concern in different space communities that depend on NASA. Here’s a brief roundup of some of the news lately: Could the Cassini Saturn mission get the axe? Wired’s Adam Mann warns that NASA may not be able to fund all of its planetary […]

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Damaged Dream Chaser Can be Fixed and Program to Move Forward with Flight Tests – Video

by Ken Kremer October 29, 2013

The privately built Dream Chaser ‘space taxi’ that was damaged after landing during its otherwise successful first ever free-flight glide test on Saturday, Oct 26, is repairable and the program will live on to see another day, says the developer Sierra Nevada Corp., (SNC). The Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle skidded off the runway and […]

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