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ANALYSIS: Dream Chaser spaceplane not just wishful thinking

When NASA chose seven-seat capsule concepts from Boeing and SpaceX for full development funding in 2015 – in its bid to restore a US manned spaceflight capability lost with the 2011 retirement of the Space Shuttle fleet – it looked like the end of the runway for the Dream Chaser, an alternative concept best described as a mini Shuttle. The prospects turned worse when Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) lost a court bid to force NASA to change its mind.

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