The Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft is moving toward viability.
The Dream Chaser finished four low and high speed ground tests at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The tow-and-release tests took place at speeds ranging from 10 to 60 miles per hour (16 to 96 kph) to check the flight computer, guidance, steering and the flight surfaces.
SNC is one of three companies receiving money from NASA under the agency’s commercial crew program, whose goal is to move astronaut launches back to America in the next few years. The other competitors are SpaceX and Boeing.
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