Top News on Dream Chaser

  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing


    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.


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  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight


    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the...


  • Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser conducts captive-carry tests


    Sierra Nevada Corporation has conducted captive-carry tests of the Dream Chaser winged lifting body, with glide flights...


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  • Sierra Nevada bids to keep Dream Chaser alive despite NASA non-selection

    News | 02 Oct 2014 12:32 | Dan Thisdell

    Sierra Nevada Corporation last week launched two bids to keep alive its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane project, which suffered a blow in September when NASA cut it from its Commercial Crew programme in favour of seven-person capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-bids-to-keep-Dream-Chaser-alive-despite-NASA-non-selection-404379/
  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 11:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations

    News | 10 Jan 2014 03:12 | Dan Thisdell

    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream Chaser beyond its planned use by NASA to shuttle astronauts to and from the International Space Station.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Europe-chases-dream-of-spaceplane-operations-394705/
  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing

    News | 30 Oct 2013 10:35 | Dan Thisdell

    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-still-in-a-Dream-despite-crash-landing-392310/
  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight

    News | 05 Sep 2013 18:50 | Zach Rosenberg

    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the second in-flight ignition of the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactics-SpaceShipTwo-makes-second-powered-flight-390252/
  • Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser conducts captive-carry tests

    News | 23 Aug 2013 16:44 | Zach Rosenberg

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has conducted captive-carry tests of the Dream Chaser winged lifting body, with glide flights anticipated in coming weeks. Captive-carry...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-Dream-Chaser-conducts-captive-carry-tests-389817/