Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

NASA’s newest cargo spacecraft began life as a Soviet space plane

Last week when NASA awarded Sierra Nevada a contract to develop its Dream Chaser vehicle for cargo delivery to the International Space Station, it validated a design that dates back half a century. This particular winged vehicle concept marked the Soviet Union’s first attempt to develop a space plane and now, in an ironic twist of history, the Soviet design may help the United States to commercialize space.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: arstechnica.com

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