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Dream Chaser prepared for tests

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SNC's Dream Chaser prepared for tests at NASA Dryden

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/index.html

This time-lapse video shows engineers and technicians from Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems division attaching the wings and tail of the company's Dream Chaser engineering flight test vehicle at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center. The crew spent three days preparing the vehicle for ground and free-flight tests, which are scheduled throughout the latter half of 2013. SNC is one of three companies working with NASA to develop space transportation systems capable of flying astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station later this decade. The work completed at NASA Dryden will demonstrate the Dream Chaser's ability to safely land an astronaut crew on a runway, similar to the now-retired NASA space shuttle fleet. 


Credit: NASA Dryden Video Services

Source: NASA/Dryden - Multimedia

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It kind of resembles the old DYNA-SOAR.

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