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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces that it has confirmed that the first orbital flight of its Dream Chaser(R) Space System will occur on November 1, 2016. Dream Chaser will be brought to orbit on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that is being built in Decatur, Alabama and will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.


According to SNC's Mark Sirangelo the Dream Chaser flight on Saturday achieved 99% of what was planned. The prime purpose was to see if the vehicle would fly. It did - perfectly.

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. The test in which the Dream Chaser was carried under an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter was conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif.

This time-lapse video shows Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) team attaching the wings and tail of the company's Dream Chaser flight vehicle May 18.

Dream Chaser Unwrapped for Testing

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Dream Chaser gets unwrapped at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California in preparation for testing.

Dream Chaser Shipped to Dryden

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems has completed assembly and testing of the Dream Chaser(R) spacecraft in preparation for shipping the flight vehicle from SNC's Space Systems headquarters in Louisville, Colo., to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) today announced they had selected Lockheed Martin Space Systems as a partner on its Dream Chaser program in its ongoing effort for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the design, architecture and performance of its Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. This marks a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.

Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems announces that the Dream Chaser(R) Space System has successfully completed four additional NASA Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2) Program Milestones.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser(R) orbital crew vehicle in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.