The stunt, done at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, is known as a free-flight test and is meant to test out the vehicle's landing capabilities.
Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing the Dream Chaser for the last ten years, together with NASA, the latter then singled out to develop more than 125 million dollars. The reusable craft is considered ideal for this task since it's smoother return will ensure the preservation of precious scientific specimens on board.
The Dream Chaser is 30 feet long, about one quarter the length of a space shuttle.
The compact space plane carries no crew, but will transport cargo to the International Space Station in the years ahead and conduct other missions in orbit around the Earth.
"The Dream Chaser had a lovely flight and landing!" The flexible aircraft can also be rapidly turned around and reused for future flights.
Prototype spacecraft Dream Chaser has successfully completed its first glide test flight nearly two years after securing a multi-billion dollar contract from Nasa.
JC Penney's same-store sales come in above its estimates
Holding's revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter past year . equities research analysts expect that J. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website .
The spacecraft is still in its prototype phase so any data gathered from the test will help influence the final design of Dream Chaser. The company says it will release more information about the test Monday afternoon. Sierra Nevada filed a protest, but the government's General Accounting Office upheld the decision. The vehicle flew a similar glide flight in October 2013, which the company and NASA considered successful despite a landing gear failure that caused the vehicle to skid off the runway after landing. Sierra Nevada's six-mission contract calls for Dream Chaser to start delivering cargo to the space station in 2019.
The Dream Chaser is an autonomous, self-flying spacecraft, and this iteration will not carry any people. The spacecraft will launch on Atlas V rockets built by the United Launch Alliance and make runway landings. "The testing will validate the aerodynamic properties, flight software and control system performance of the Dream Chaser".
Louis CK gets dumped by FX, management company and publicist
The comic will no longer participate in " Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs ", HBO said in a statement . In addition on Friday, C.K.'s management company 3 Arts and his publicist also terminated their relationship with the comedian.
The conjunction will be slightly more hard to watch in the United States, because sunrise comes earlier than in Britain. No matter where you are, experts recommend travelling to a rural location away from any light pollution.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Fells had created a pipe bomb that he meant to use on a neighbor whom he was feuding with. CMPD bomb squad also responded and confirmed that the suspect did in fact have a homemade pipe bomb.
Azar, who now works for a consulting firm, worked as the HHS general counsel from 2001 to 2005 in the George W. Early enrollment in Obamacare plans earlier this month was also up considerably compared to a year ago .
The Fighting Irish is undefeated since a Week Two loss to Georgia but can't afford a letdown this week at Miami. But the Buckeyes of last year had more quality wins than seemingly Miami or Alabama would compile this year.
He was charged with the crime in 2015 and found guilty at Nassau County court , New York , this week. Maraj , 38, was found guilty on Thursday of predatory assault on a child younger than 13 years old.
They became parents of Jesus". "There's just nothing immoral or illegal here". "Maybe she just needs to take a polygraph test". Zeigler also attempted to rely on the Bible to muster a justification for Moore's alleged sexual misconduct. "Take the Bible.
Transactions like Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2011 are routinely approved with conditions attached. As a candidate, Trump vowed to block the deal because it concentrated too much "power in the hands of too few".
But the ZR1 isn't just about grunt, the Chevrolet engineers have tuned every element of the vehicle for maximum performance. Both of the ZR1's wings are tied into the chassis, like the Corvette Racing C7.R racecar, for strength and stability.
The Saudis are in full support of President Trump's decision not to certify Iran as in compliance with Obama's treacherous "deal". Macron's visit this week to Abu Dhabi came amid renewed tensions between regional arch-rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Clubs are now "required to report child abuse or neglect, including sexual misconduct, to proper authorities, including the U.S. He was in a position of power, actually named the national medical coordinator for USA Gymnastics up until the summer of 2015.
Missouri attorney general investigating Google
He says most people don't realize that Google builds individual user profiles of those who use the company's services. Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Are Coming To Injustice 2
Leo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello will be suiting up (shelling up?) to fight the likes of Superman, Batman and more. Atom is set to launch this December 12, with the Enchantress set for release in January, and the Ninja crew in February.
Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights
Of course, the reason is clear, which is that the Syrian regime does not have enough military capabilities due to its losses. Syria says the raids aim to boost the Takfiri militant groups fighting against the Syrian government forces.
SBI Q2 profit Rs1,582 crore, misses estimates
Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans stood at 9.83 percent at end-September compared with 9.97 percent at end-June. During the reporting quarter, SBI sold its shares in life insurance business SBI Life for Rs 5,436 crore.
Sensex ends 64 points higher; Nifty settles at 10322
At 0640 GMT, the S&P BSE Sensex rose 0.1 percent at 33,251 while the broader NSE Nifty gained 0.06 percent to 10,309. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) net purchased shares worth Rs 461.47 crore Tuesday, as per provisional data.