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.
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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.
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As you can imagine Sweden are ecstatic after qualifying for the World Cup at the expense of Italy tonight. A clearly emotional Buffon said: "I'm not sorry for myself but all of Italian football".
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".
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.
Cleveland had previously been vying to host the league's next available All-Star Game, targeting the 2020 and 2021 exhibitions. The NBA will be announcing Chicago as the host of the 2020 NBA All-Star game , according to a report by ESPN.
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.
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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.
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.
Apparently, it is considering raising its bid, but also wants to submit its own selection of directors for Qualcomm's board. The board has not made any official statements, but has allegedly met on Sunday to discuss the offer.
Brendon Hartley made his F1 debut in Texas and is now set to also compete in Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. In fact, more such incidents happened around the same time as Hamilton's team members were being robbed.
Today, Nintendo made the announcement that Hulu would be the first major player in the field to bring its content to the Switch . This is despite the fact that the Nintendo Switch is a touchscreen device, and Hulu has used a touchscreen interface before.
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".
He also said the Council had been looking at the 28 percent tax slab and constantly rationalising items in it in lesser tax slabs. The panel also recommended lowering tax rates for manufacturers and restaurants under the composition scheme to 1 per cent.
Sakho, Mane star as Senegal book World Cup slot
The other two slots will be filled Saturday with north African countries Tunisia and Morocco needing draws to qualify. The Hammers striker calmly put Mane's assist into the back of the net in the 12th minute.
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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.
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 .
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.