Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Returns to Flight Testing with Successful Captive Carry Test

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser took to the skies over California’s Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday for the first captive carry flight in the craft’s current round of testing that will ultimately see the space plane fly freely for approach and landing tests as part of its flight qualification for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contracts.

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Sierra Nevada firms up Atlas V Missions for Dream Chaser Spacecraft, gears up for Flight Testing

Sierra Nevada Corporation has formally signed a launch contract with United Launch Alliance for two Dream Chaser missions to deliver supplies to the International Space Station under NASA’s second round of Commercial Resupply Services

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Dream Chaser returns to Edwards for busy Spring of Flight Tests

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser has returned to Edwards Air Force Base in California for a busy Spring of free flight and landing tests on the spaceplane’s path toward orbital missions expected to begin later this decade followed by cargo missions to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services Program.

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NASA Awards Space Station Cargo Contracts in three-way Split

NASA announced this week the winners for the second round of Commercial Resupply Services contracts for cargo missions to the International Space Station beginning in 2019 and lasting through the currently projected end of ISS operations in the mid-2020s.

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