Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Alabama landings for Dream Chaser spaceship move a step closer

Huntsville is a step closer to landing a spaceship at its international airport. Now, if it can just get a federal blessing for the sonic boom that will be heard in three states when the ship approaches.

Officials said today they were “successful” in the first phase of testing whether Sierra Nevada Corp’s Dream Chaser could safely and without damage land at the Huntsville International Airport. The Colorado company is developing the mini-space shuttle to ferry cargo and eventually astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit. It will take off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket built in nearby Decatur, Ala.

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