Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser to begin second flight test phase
After Louisville-based Sierra Nevada Space Systems lost the NASA bid to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, many wondered about the future of its Dream Chaser spacecraft.
But rumors of its demise were greatly exaggerated: Space Systems chief Mark Sirangelo said Wednesday that two versions of Dream Chaser will begin flight tests early next year.
“We’ve come a long way — despite not having the NASA money — and we’ve been freed up to advance more rapidly,” he said in an interview. “In some ways, because no one was focusing on us, we’ve been able to get a lot more done.”
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